The principles of alternative education that Sir Ken Robinson mentions are really at the heart of all good education. When people argue about systemic change to education, I wonder if we shouldn’t start smaller and look to change every classroom to be more in line with these very simple-sounding but difficult-to-realize principles.
[For those that work with me, these principles should sound very familiar — and this is incredibly heartening and inspiring heading into the new year. The challenge is in living it on top of saying it.]
I’ve skipped straight to the last three minutes, but Robinson’s whole talk, the outro to TEDxLondon, is definitely worth watching (as are the rest of the TEDxLondon talks).