Tuesday, November 23, 2010
How should we view education in the 21st century?
RSA stands for the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce; they are a British organization who, according to their website, "has been a cradle for enlightenment thinking and a force for social progress." Whomever they are, they have taken the audio from several lectures by leading British thinkers and used cartooning to diagram the ideas presented in the lectures. The resulting videos are very cool. Here's a lecture on education in the 21st century by philosopher Ken Robinson. I am interested in the following two questions:
What idea did you find particularly interesting, or particularly controversial, from the lecture?
If you were to design a school for the 21st century, what features or values would you want it to include?