Sir Ken Robinson - Bring On the Learning Revolution!

After giving one of TED's most popular presentations of all time, Sir Ken Robinson is back, arguing this time that the educational paradigm needs to change from a linear to an organic model based on the idea that education ought to create the conditions that make it possible for people to discover and develop their own talents and their most authentic selves.

If you think about how many people hate their jobs, you'd have to conclude that somewhere along the line, some very grave mistakes have been made. Instead of inspiring people to become who they want to be, we have somehow managed to indoctrinate them with the idea that real success is to be assessed in terms of financial income and professional status.

Of course, we should be aware that inspiring students to dream, but doing so without fomenting the value of hard work, discipline and dedication to the pursuit of excellence will guarantee that their dreams will not become realities, so that's a balance worth keeping in mind.

And if you want to learn more about customized education, the following episode of Freakonomics Radio explores an educational system based on something like Pandora's Music Genome Project algorithm:

And in case you're wondering, yes, one day your job will be done by a robot :)
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