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Sir Ken Robinson

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Sir Ken Robinson, a leading thinker on education, creativity and innovation, who has advised various governments and major global corporations says that most education systems around the world including Australia’s, are still modelled on the needs of the industrial age, were already narrow and are getting narrower.

‘The 7.30 Report Australian Broadcasting Corporation Broadcast: 16/06/2009 Reporter: Kerry O’Brien’

On The 7.30 Report website [linked above] there are full interview transcripts and video of the interview by Kerry O’Brien for download.

Below is a TED talk given by Sir Ken Robinson which outlines a case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

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July 5th, 2009 at 4:55 am

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  1. I believe ‘some schools’ can/do kill creativity… I’m a big believer is student centred learning & making sure the ‘way we teach’ students of each generation is done in an appealing manner that caters to their needs.

    Where I think the big issue is (along with reluctance to adopt new technologies) is that many teachers still try to teach students the way they were taught ‘back in the day’, but unfortunately, this doesn’t really work.

    I have worked with colleagues who insist on students creating ‘exactly the same design project’ for management & assessment purposes, but all this really does is teach students practical skills, as opposed to higher order problem solving & creative skills…

    Obviously, while I was there I did my best to initiate a change in the way briefs were delivered ; )

    Steve Delaney

    7 Jul 09 at 11:32 pm

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