Bring on the Education Revolution
What can we learn from Sir Ken Robinson?
After watching the video "Bring on the Education Revolution" I think there is a lot to be learned from Sir Ken Robinson and his theories on education. I found myself listening and pausing and re listening so that I could take notes on some of the key points he was making during the lecture, that just seemed to click with me and my own thoughts on educational process. I really loved his quote from Abraham Lincoln about education that was made in the year of 1862 during the 2nd annual meeting of Congress. The reference was about not rising to the occasion that is difficult but yet rising with the occasion, in the context of education that just makes so much sense to me.
Robinson speaks about how education is not a linear process like we tend to think not everyone can start in the same place and continue on that same path to end up in the same "ideal" place. The educational process is anything but linear as Robinson explains he mentions, that not everyone has to attend college or has to attend college early in their life. I could not agree more with his ideas about this, education should not be a "cookie cutter" as he say we are human and the development of humans and their passions is not mechanical.
Some other key points that he made that I think we can really learn from are his thoughts on children at such young ages having so much pressure put on them to be successful as adults. He talks about three year olds having to be interviewed to get into the best kindergarten and how ridiculous this process is. Robinson says that he does not believe "college begins in kindergarten, kindergarten begins in kindergarten". We could learn a lot from this lecture about life, education and how having passion for what you do for a living is vital for your success and happiness.