Saturday, December 17, 2016

How to Escape Education's Death Valley

This video is about the importance of curiosity and creativity in education: Ken Robinson on How to Escape Education's Death Valley. In this talk, Sir Ken Robinson emphasizes three main points:

Human beings are naturally different and diverse.

Curiosity is what drives human life flourishing.

Human life is inherently creative.

So, listen to the talk, and see what you think! You can also read the transcript online.

Here's a quote from the talk related to the title:
Not far from where I live is a place called Death Valley. Death Valley is the hottest, driest place in America, and nothing grows there. Nothing grows there because it doesn't rain. Hence, Death Valley. In the winter of 2004, it rained in Death Valley. Seven inches of rain fell over a very short period. And in the spring of 2005, there was a phenomenon. The whole floor of Death Valley was carpeted in flowers for a while. What it proved is this: that Death Valley isn't dead. It's dormant. Right beneath the surface are these seeds of possibility waiting for the right conditions to come about, and with organic systems, if the conditions are right, life is inevitable.

Death Valley: 2005 bloom (Wikimedia)

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