The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education
by Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica
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Since achieving international acclaim for his 2006 TED talk, “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” Robinson continues to make the case for change driven by more creativity in teaching and in schools. If the education of the 19th and 20th centuries are modeled on the interests of industrialization, he makes the case that the 21st century economy demands a paradigm shift in education. He asserts that “creativity in any field may involve deep factual knowledge and high levels of practical skill” – rigour that is exactly what children in our new economy need. To illustrate how we can make change happen in education and how we can make it last, he draws on examples from a once failing and now successful middle school in Georgia, to the Boston Arts Academy which demonstrates the transformational power of the arts, to the depth of exploration and learning that homeschooling can potentially afford.
As an introduction to Robinson’s ideas, view the creatively presented Animate, Changing Education Paradigms: