Personalised Learning

Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! Video on TED.com

Tread softly because you tread on my dreams

I loved the speech given by Ken Robinson so much, pity we had to wait four years for the follow up. He makes the case for personalised education as opposed to the industrial model of one size fits all which we have at the moment. I believe we should recognise the individual talents of the children in our care, as educators or as parents. For example children ask questions, as a parent you know that you will be bombarded with questions all day some (or maybe many) of which you will not know the answer to. Bu setting ourselves up as founts of knowledge we will surely be found out. Teachers are in a much worse position and are expected to know the answers to everything related to their subject. We cannot possibly know the answer to everything but we have a duty to our children to find out. So teaching becomes learning and we must not feel uncomfortable about that. As educators all we can do is guide the people in our charge to a better understanding of the world around them.

I hear this video is now used on training courses for teachers.

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