I don’t read much about education – and I started reading the following because I was interested in the style of the video, not the content. But the more Sir Ken Robinson said, the greater my interest grew. Consider:
Children’s ‘short’ attention spans should be no surprise given our stimulus-filled world – but medication, and dulling creativity, is not the answer;
Working in groups has proven to be the most productive form of organisation, so why are schools not set up this way?;
Why do we still organise schools by the ages of children, rather than by their individual strengths, weaknesses or interests?
Because, says Robinson, we’re using a model developed during the west’s industrial revolution.
Watch the video.