If you are not familiar with these 3 people and their thesis about education, take the time to catch up.
Entertaining and well-articulated, they will help you understand where the current education system is falling short.
Ken Robinson is more focused on the what – Seth on the why – and Sugata Mitra is looking for an alternative approach (hint: it involves the Internet).
Ken Robinson – School kills creativity
Super famous – and if you never watched it, you should.
Funny, witty and pointing the issues our current schooling system.
Seth Godin – School sucks by design
Seth is mostly known as a marketing and branding expert, but he is much more than that.
In his book the Linchpin, published a few years ago, he talks about the root of the school system, and why it was designed in a certain way.
In this talks he goes on with more details.
Sugata Mitra – Maybe kids don’t need schools
Sugata Mitra is an indian expert on education who run an experiment years ago in India which was called “A whole in the wall” – here is comes back on his experiments and translate it into 4 main thesis which are fundamental to understand how kids (and adults) approach education and self-learning.
That’s it for today.
I will publish more things on this topic. This was more like a reference post for a quick introduction.
More to come.