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How to escape education's death valley | Sir Ken Robinson

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How to escape education's death valley | Sir Ken Robinson

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational death valley we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.

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Do schools kill creativity? | Sir Ken Robinson

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Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

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RSA ANIMATE: Changing Education Paradigms

This RSA Animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin Franklin award.

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This audio has been edited from the original event by Becca Pyne. Series produced by Abi Stephenson, RSA.

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Bring on the learning revolution! | Ken Robinson

In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish.


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Killing Creativity
In one of the most popular TED Talks, Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we educate our children and champions a radical rethink of our school systems to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.

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Sir Ken Robinson on how to encourage creativity among students

In our Ideas That Matter series with Ted, we talk to Sir Ken Robinson, the man behind the most-watched Ted Talk of all time: Do schools kill creativity? Robinson joins CBS This Morning to discuss principles from his book, You, Your Child, and School: Navigate Your Way to the Best Education.

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Sir Ken Robinson - Changing Education Paradigms

The most amazing video, in which Sir Ken explains his take on why our education system is broken.
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How would you finish the sentence, “Imagine if…”? - Sir Ken Robinson

Share how you would reimagine the world by finishing the sentence “Imagine if…” Visit for inspiration and to learn more.

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Sir Ken Robinson believed that humans have an inexhaustible power: our imaginations. We don't just live in the world as we find it— we use our creativity to mold and reimagine our world with art, scientific theories, and technology. So, how would you choose to reimagine the world? What do we take for granted? What would you change? Remember, the only limit is your own imagination...

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Sir Ken Robinson - The Element

What does it mean to be in your element? Creativity expert, Sir Ken Robinson, explains what can happen when passion meets natural talent.

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Ken Robinson on Flourishing

Finding one's passion and true purpose in life is essential to human flourishing.

In this new RSA Shorts video, Sir Ken Robinson argues that education, organisations and communities need to be built on a model of diversity rather than conformity, so that every individual is able to discover and develop their unique talents and abilities.

Voice: Sir Ken Robinson
Director: Jim Batt
Artist: Molly Crabapple

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Sir Ken Robinson | Creating a New Normal

In his final public speech, Sir Ken Robinson joined The Call to Unite to invite us all to imagine a new normal, and to understand how we can create a world that values the diversity of each individual's unique gifts and talents.

Bring on the learning revolution! | Sir Ken Robinson

In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish.

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