Views on Education

Some interesting resources to illustrate different aspects of education.

1. First of all, the classic talk by Ken Robinson, one of the most popular video in TED:

‘Do schools kill creativity?’

Also by Ken Robinson, Changing Education Paradigms

Have a look at the fantastic lesson around this video in Film English, by Kieran Donaghy

2. The perspective of a motivated and motivating teacher in TED: “Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, “They don’t pay me to like the kids.” Her response: “Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.’” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level.”

3. Education and technology:

No computers in the classroom in Silicon Valley

4. Free schools:

5. Some notions on “unschooling”:

6. Hackschooling:

What are your views?

  • What do you think about homeschooling, unschooling, hackschooling?
  • Do you agree with Ken Robinson about how schools kill creativity?
  • Are arts important? Should they be compulsory at school or are they a waste of valuable time for the “important” subjects like maths, language and science?

(Originally published in Cosas que encuentro para clase)


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