In my last post I was commenting on the current focus of the curriculum we are delivering to our students. I am of the opinion that a curriculum should be balanced between all the subject areas and include time for humanities, art and PE. In Canada, as teachers and as students, we are certainly in a better position than our neighbours to the south, which is why I am always aghast when politicians hark on about how we should look to the US to improve.
I digress. I came across this TED video and thought I would share it. If you are interested in education, it’s direction and current educational philosophies then it’s worth a watch. While the focus is on the US education system there are several key points that are applicable across countries. Ken Robinson is eminently watchable and talks a lot of sense. I don’t agree with everything he has to say but I do think much of what he proposes is spot on. Watch it and see what you think.