We sometimes share talks and insight from Sir Ken Robinson, a British thought leader, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA’s Benjamin Franklin award. Here’s a video animation of a portion of his very thought-provoking, paradigm-shifting February, 2010 speech to The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce).
Watch the full video of the lecture here: Changing Paradigms
[Well worth the hour it takes to watch]
Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson, proponent of the arts in education, will ask how do we make change happen in education and how do we make it last?
DeKalb Schools has the following VISION and MISSION emblazoned on their recent release of the Balanced Scorecard.
The DeKalb County School System will be acknowledged as one of the high-performing large school systems in the United States in preparing students to lead and succeed in a rapidly changing world.
Our mission is to prepare 21st Century students to thrive and succeed in a diverse and ever-changing world through a partnership of homes, schools and communities.
Is there a ‘plan’ to ‘prepare 21st Century students’ in DeKalb or are these just some educationally trendy words pasted on a page produced by some well-paid administrators and (in his own words) a ‘recovering politician’, with little thought about what it really means and how we can truly ‘prepare’ students for the world we live in?