Tuesday, 20 September 2011

A tad more serious


I recently got this link from a close friend of mine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U&feature=youtu.be. It's an animation made by the RSAnimation group ( http://www.thersa.org/) to a speech made by Sir ken Robinson, who is a very creative fellow. It's an eleven minute clip, so I'll give you a briefing!

The topic is todays education system, and why it's so important for the current educational systems to evolve. The current systems were build on the fundamental principles of the enlightenement, with the economical mindset the industrial revolution brought upon the world. This was the first time a public school system was developed. And sadly, it's still the system we use. Seeing as how much more "active" todays kids are ( in the aspect of a lot of things to grab their attention, not physical activity), the schoolbench education that is used in a majority of the developed countries probably aren't the best way to approach todays youth. It's a very interesting clip so if you've got the time I suggest you watch it! The other reason why I linked this clip is that the story is told in such a comfortable way. To combine the simple and funny sketches with the very interesting speech makes it so more interesting, and you absorb the information so much easier!

Anyone have similar clips to this one? :)



  1. I agree, the children our the future. You should try embedding your videos. I hate having to open up multiple tabs to watch something.

  2. Thanks for the tip, I'll make sure to do that!

  3. cant tell if that is true or not but it sounds like this guy knows about what he is talking.

  4. Very interesting. Gives new insight on a topic I hadn't really thought about. Where are you from btw? Curious to see where your viewpoint is coming from as well.

  5. I'm from Sweden. Our public schools aren't as conservative as the US and the UK but I still believe we've got a long way to go