Observing and Changing Teaching and Learning Paradigms

Teaching and Learning Paradigm Shifts-the "go-to guy"-SIR KEN ROBINSON
"...Ken Robinson looks at the conditions that enable us to find ourselves in the element and those that stifle that possibility. He shows that age and occupation are no barrier, and that once we have found our path we can help others to do so as well. The Element shows the vital need to enhance creativity and innovation by thinking differently about human resources and imagination. It is also an essential strategy for transforming education, business, and communities to meet the challenges of living and succeeding in the twenty-first century. Read More Here.

SIR KEN ROBINSON on Youtube!

Sir Ken Robinson discusses how the world needs to rethink and reform education practices. Robinson argues that we are trying to meet the "goals of the future by teaching the way we have in the past". He notes that our children are living in the most intensely stimulating period in the history of the earth. Unfortunately, once students enter school, they find it boring, antiquated, and non-engaging. Watch the Youtube Video . Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children. He champions a radical rethinking of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence. Read More about Sir Ken Robinson at the TED.
STEVEN JOHNSON and His Book
Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation (2010)
His 2005 work, the national bestseller Everything Bad Is Good For You, was one of the most talked about books of 2005. Steven argues that the popular culture we love to hate TV, movies, video games'are getting better and are making us (and our children) smarter. In addition to his books, Steven is a contributing editor for Wired… Read More.
Watch and Hear More about Steve Johnson's Ideas Here
Everything is a Remix Video
The act of creation is surrounded by a fog of myths. Myths that creativity comes via inspiration. That original creations break the mold, that they’re the products of geniuses, and appear as quickly as electricity can heat a filament. But creativity isn’t magic: it happens by applying ordinary tools of thought to existing materials. Watch the Video, and Read the Transcript Here