“industrial process are linear… but education is not”

Key points from Sir Ken Robinson:

the purposes of education are:

  • economic – but not the same as during the industrial revolution and the origins of public education
  • cultural – to pass on cultural genes; but this has to be global
  • personal – the most important, the most forgotten aspect.

“revolutions never come from the top”

principles to observe:

  1. make education personal
  2. customize education to individual communities
  3. curriculum: from subjects to disciplines (focus on skills and processes)
  4. knowledge: from static to dynamic
  5. education: from solitary to collaborative, passive to active (think drama!)
  6. assessment: from judgment to description

“the heart of education is teaching”


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