RSA Animate – Changing Education Paradigms

Sir Ken Robinson

Diane Dekker from SIL alerted us of this Ken Robinson video which was brought to her attention by her son, David Dekker:

This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA’s Benjamin Franklin award.

For over 250 years RSA has been a cradle of enlightenment thinking and a force for social progress.  Their approach is multi-disciplinary, politically independent and combines cutting edge research and policy development with practical action.

The RSA website has this to say about Robinson:

“Sir Ken Robinson is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources.

Sir Ken has advised national governments in Europe and Asia and works with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, not-for-profit corporations and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations. They include the Royal Shakespeare Company, Sir Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, the Royal Ballet, and the Hong Academy for Performing Arts, the Victorian College of the Arts, the European Commission, UNESCO, the Council of Europe, the J Paul Getty Trust and the Education Commission of the States. For ten years he was Professor of Education at the University of Warwick in England and is now Professor Emeritus.”

This 55-minute video below is Sir Ken Robinson on “Changing Paradigms” in which he asks how we make change happen in education and how we make it last:

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