Sunday, 23 October 2011

Revolution in Education: Experiential Learning: Ken Robinson

"There are things we are enthralled to in Education.. one of them is the idea of Linearity...
Life is not linear its organic. We create our lives symbiotically as we explore our talents in relation to the circumstances they help to create for us. We have become obsessed with this linear narrative."
Ken Robinson

"Reconstitute our sense of ability and intelligence"

"Its about passion and what excites our spirit and our energy and if your doing the thing that you love to do, that your good at. Time takes a different course know this if your doing something that you love an hour feels like 5 minutes."

"We have to go from esentialy an industrial model of education, a manufacturing model which is based on linearity and conformity and batching people. We have to move to a model based more on the principles of agriculture. We have to recognise that human flourishing is not a mechanical process its an organic process.
You cannot predict the outcome of human development, all you can do is like a farmer is create the conditions under which they will begin to flourish."

A garden to grow people, a new type of education system

"I was that one child in class who hated to sit in a lecture and just stare at the bored and hear the teacher go non stop for 45 mins about a subject when I'd rather be rolling in the mud and learning my own way. In school even in my senior year i used to either draw out the lesson so i could visually remember what i was learning rather than textually or stand in front of the mirror and read to myself aloud and take on different charecters and instances so I could retain better."

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