Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Creative teaching - the only alternative to school failure; Sir Ken Robinson leads the way - but who is actually following.
'Creativity is just as important as literacy and numeracy'
Tell that to the Ministry of Education and the Government.
Share with other creative schools or teachers and Board of Trustee members
First TED talk - over 9 million downloads
Second TED Talk
Talk with graphics - excellent
The Government is right in believing schools should do a lot better. No student should leave school feeling a failure. The trouble is their approach is wrong, and ironically, with its desire for all students to be assessed against National Standards, is creating ‘winners and losers’ environment and in the process narrowing the curriculum and encourages teaching to the tests.
Sir Ken Robinson call this standardisation a fast food approach; an approach that has its genesis in the past industrial age.
As thoughts are returning to beginning a new term it is worthwhile taking the time to listen to the wise, and often entertaining, ideas of Sir Ken. It would also be a good idea to pass the links on to other teachers to Board of Trustee members.