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Sir Kenneth Robinson

May 16, 2013

TED Talk

imagesKen Robinson presents in his humorous way another TED Talk titled: How to escape education’s death valley. Robinson is an expert on creativity and he has proposed changing education to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.

So what is this TED Talk about? “Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational “death valley” we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.”

Robinson looks closely at what is happening in schools across the United States. He believes that the funding that is going into education is not going into the right places. Robinson is clear about the place for arts education in schools. He believes that they are important because they improve math schools and because they tap into parts of the brain that are otherwise untouched. I suggest you use 18 minutes of your time and listen to this TED Talk.

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