Thursday, 7 June 2012
Hello, today I will write about another talk of Sir Ken Robinson, this time the topic is “Changing education paradigms”.
At the beginning of the talk, Sir Robinson talks about the education paradigms in public schools at the moment, there are two aspects of those paradigms causing important problems about how and what’s for are we teaching our kids.
The first thing causing the problem is that the currently education paradigm is trying to teach our kids how to take their place in the economies, and the second one is that at present the education is giving our kids a cultural identity that “try to square the circle”, so the cultural differences are maximized thanks to the globalization and the education.
Those thing cause many problems related to the talk I write before this, this system isn`t properly educating, what this system is doing is forming “productive people” and the persons that aren`t productive by their own standards are removed from the system.
This system was conceived in the enlightenment in the industrial revolution`s economic circumstances so we need to actualize this system of public education giving importance to develop to the fullest the skills of our children.
In my opinion, I think that all I write up there, and what Sir Robinson says, is very important and we need a new system. I think the problem is that the system is very attached at he present so the process will be slow.