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TED Talk: Ken Robinson “Changing education paradigms”
Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we’re educating our children. Why don’t we get the best out of people? Sir Ken Robinson argues that it’s because we’ve been educated to become good workers, rather than creative thinkers. Students with restless minds and bodies — far from being cultivated for their energy and curiosity — are ignored or even stigmatized, with terrible consequences. “We are educating people out of their creativity,” Robinson says. It’s a message with deep resonance. An important, timely talk for parents and teachers.
American Montessori Society
“Montessori” is a method of education which emphasises the child’s natural abilities to gather knowledge from her or his surroundings, along with a natural eagerness to learn. The child develops own abilities through exploration, touch, and learning without fear. Montessori education is characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological development.
The American Montessori Society (AMS) is the foremost advocate for quality Montessori education. AMS is a vibrant community of schools, teachers, families, and others determined to make Montessori a positive force in education.
TED Talk: Salman Khan: “Let’s use video to reinvent education”
Salman Khan is the founder and faculty of the Khan Academy — a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing a free world-class education to anyone, anywhere. It now consists of self-paced software and, with over 1 million unique students per month, the most-used educational video repository on the Internet. He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script — give students video lectures to watch at home, and do “homework” in the classroom with the teacher available to help.
English, subtitles in 31 languages
The Khan Acadamy
In 2004, Salman Khan, a hedge fund analyst, began posting math tutorials on YouTube. Six years later, he has posted more than 2.000 tutorials.
The Khan Academy now consists of self-paced software and, with over 1 million unique students per month, the most-used educational video repository on the Internet (over 30 million lessons delivered to-date). All 2000+ video tutorials, covering everything from basic addition to advanced calculus, physics, chemistry and biology, have been made by Salman.
TED Talk: Gever Tulley teaches life lessons through tinkering
A software engineer, Gever Tulley is the co-founder of the Tinkering School, a weeklong camp where lucky kids get to play with their very own power tools. He’s interested in helping kids learn how to build, solve problems, use new materials and hack old ones for new purposes. When given tools, materials and guidance, these young imaginations run wild and creative problem-solving takes over to build unique boats, bridges and even a rollercoaster! The goal of the Tinkering Camps is to help children acquire the deep internal realization that one can create useful things by fooling around.
English, subtitles in 29 languages
TED Talk: Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover
Dan Meyer asks, “How can we design the ideal learning experience for students?”
Dan Meyer is exploring the way we teach teachers to teach kids. As a part-time Googler, a provocative blogger and a full-time high-school math teacher, his perspective on curriculum design, teacher education and teacher retention is informed by tech trends and online discourse as much as front-line experience with students. “I teach high school math. I sell a product to a market that doesn’t want it but is forced by law to buy it.”
English, subtitles in 26 languages
TED Talk: Michael Merzenich on re-wiring the brain
Neuroscientist Michael Merzenich looks at one of the secrets of the brain’s incredible power: its ability to actively re-wire itself. He’s researching ways to harness the brain’s plasticity to enhance our skills and recover lost function. Merzenich wants to bring the powerful plasticity of the brain into practical use through various technology that harness it to improve learning.
He founded Scientific Learning Corporation, which markets and distributes educational software for children based on models of brain plasticity. He is co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Posit Science, which creates “brain training” software also based on his research.
English, subtitles in 14 languages
TED Talk: Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution
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. Robinson’s TED Talk has been distributed widely around the Web since its release in June 2006. A visionary cultural leader, Sir Ken led the British government’s 1998 advisory committee on creative and cultural education, a massive inquiry into the significance of creativity in the educational system and the economy, and was knighted in 2003 for his achievements.
English, subtitles in 48 languages
TED Talk: Conrad Wolfram, Teaching kids real math with computers
From rockets to stock markets, many of humanity’s most thrilling creations are powered by math. So why do kids lose interest in it? Conrad Wolfram says the part of math we teach — calculation by hand — isn’t just tedious, it’s mostly irrelevant to real mathematics and the real world. He presents his radical idea: teaching kids math through computer programming. Wolfram says, many schools are still focused on hand-calculating; using automation, such as a piece of software, to do math is sometimes seen as cheating. This keeps schools from spending the time they need on the new tools of science and mathematics. As they gain significance for everyday living, he suggests, we need to learn to take advantage of these tools and learn to use them young.
English, subtitles in 28 languages
TED Talk: Charles Leadbeater: Education innovation in the slums
Charles Leadbeater went looking for radical new forms of education — and found them in the slums of Rio and Kibera, where some of the world’s poorest kids are finding transformative new ways to learn. And this informal, disruptive new kind of school, he says, is what all schools need to become.
Leadbeater noticed the rise of “pro-ams” — passionate amateurs who act like professionals, making breakthrough discoveries in many fields, from software to astronomy to kite-surfing. Prominent examples range from the mountain bike to the open-source operating system Linux, from Wikipedia to the Jubilee 2000 campaign, which helped persuade Western nations to cancel more than $30 billion in third-world debt.
English, subtitles in 27 languages