Education’s Rock Star: Standing Room Only for Ken Robinson

Screen Shot 2016-02-13 at 4.37.22 AMIt was standing room only at Radio City for Sir Ken Robinson’s keynote speech at the NAIS annual conference last week. I’ve written before (here) about his TEDTalks address on Creativity and Education that went viral in 2006. His book Out of our Minds: Learning to be Creative is a great read. What a treat, then, to hear his latest thinking on education, creativity and our future.

Here is Sir Ken being interviewed by student reporters from Broughton Hall High School, Gateacre Community Comprehensive School and St Julie’s Catholic High School in his home town of Liverpool.

 

If you’ve seen TedTalks and want to see another Sir Ken video go here.

In this talk to teachers he argues that the education system cannot face the future by doing better what it did in the past. No one knows what the future holds for young people in school today but it will be very different from the world now. In his view the traditional hierarchy of subjects must be swept away.

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