Re-imagining Education: Visions for the Future

I enjoy TED talks, especially those on education. Here is a playlist of a dozen interesting talks on the nature of schooling and how it could be done better. You’ll hear Dr. Ken Robinson’s classic talk on how institutional schools kill creativity, and from Sugata Mitra about a fascinating experiment he did in which inner city children in India taught themselves how to use a computer and other complex concepts. Enjoy!

Sir Ken Robinson on learning

Ken Robinson: How schools kill creativity

Bring on the learning revolution!

How to escape education’s death valley

Sir Ken Robinson (still) wants an education revolution 45k views

Ideas from other education thinkers

Salman Khan: Let’s use video to reinvent education

Patrick Awuah: How to educate leaders? Liberal arts

Daphne Koller: What we’re learning from online education

Geoff Mulgan: A short intro to the Studio School

Sugata Mitra: Kids can teach themselves

Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud

Peter Norvig: The 100,000-student classroom

Dave Eggers: My wish: Once Upon a School

Liz Coleman: A call to reinvent liberal arts education

Arthur Benjamin: Teach statistics before calculus!

Kiran Sethi: Kids, take charge


I don’t agree with every point or speaker, but there are many ideas here that are well worth considering (and a few that are real stinkers). Which video is your favorite, and why?

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