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What are Sir Ken Robinson's ideas on education and what are your ideas on education?...

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gwan | Honors

Posted July 15, 2013 at 2:05 PM via web

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What are Sir Ken Robinson's ideas on education and what are your ideas on education?

Use the RSA Video of Sir Ken Robinson discussion of the current state of education to answer the questions.

http://comment.rsablogs.org.uk/2010/10/14/rsa-animate-changing-education-paradigms/

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Kay Morse | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted July 17, 2013 at 9:29 PM (Answer #1)

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The core of Robinson's idea about current state of education is that public education is operating on the basis of outmoded (old fashioned, no longer true) assumptions about futre economic success and the operation of intelligence. He protests reducung students' sensory perseption capacities, mentionsing specifically the ADHD drug therapy "epidemic" that he identifies as a "medical fashion" rather than as a epidemic. He also asserts that the model is based upon an Industrial Revolution standardization model that departmentalizes, runs age-related "batches" of students by birth date ("manufacture date"), and by isolated subject area.

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