If you are not familiar with these 3 speakers and their thesis about education, time to catch up!
Entertaining and well-articulated, they will help you understand where the current education system migh be 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
I am not sure how much Ken Robinson still need an introduction by now, but his was a reknown thinker on creativity and innovation.
The following talk has made him the most watched speaker in TED’s history - basically a classic by now.
Funny, witty and pointing the issues our current schooling system.
Seth Godin: School sucks by design
Seth is mostly known as an entrepreneur and marketing and branding expert, but he is so 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 became know through his project A whole in the wall - an experiment years ago in India on self-study and digital skills.
Here he comes back on his experiments and translate it into 4 main theses which are fundamental to understand how kids (and adults) approach education and self-learning.
That’s it for today.