I have watched two excellent videos today by two of the great movers in our world of education, namely, Sir Ken Robinson and John Seely Brown. I say “movers” following the section towards the end of Sir Ken’s talk where he quotes Benjamin Franklin in saying that “there are three types of people in the world, the immovable, the ones who will move and those that actually move!”
These two people are preaching important messages about the need to have a creative and innovative education system. It is very much against the message of “No Child Left Behind” and other so-called educational reform.
If you have the time, watch the videos. I appreciate that Sir Ken’s is over 40 minutes long but it repays your attention. John Seely Brown is a seminal thinker who has a clear vision of how education must adapt to the challenges of the 21st century.
These men are movers who we would do well to listen, watch and follow.