[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9CE55wbtY] I recently watched this TED talks video and couldn't agree more with Sir Ken Robinson. He eloquently paints a picture to the worldwide status of education and how it needs to change over the next 5, 20, 50, 100, 200+ years. I am surprised this video was published in 2006! (He was talking about twenty-somethings moving back into their parents homes to play video games before the economic meltdown of 2008).
His simple quote to creativity:
If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.
His definition of creativity:
The process of having original ideas that have value.
Although he focuses on creativity and how it matriculated from his three D's of education (diversity, dynamic, distinct), I see his approach being specifically applied to transforming the Geographic Education curriculum in the United States / (North America). I keenly dedicate myself to the future of geographic education using a comprehensive approach to meet the needs of ALL students and their dynamic, diverse, and distinct learning capacities.
He proclaims, "What TED celebrates, is the gift of the human imagination. We have to use this gift wisely. The only way we will avert the disasters of human ecology is to see our creative capacities for the richness they are. And seeing our children, for the hope that they are. And our task is to educate their WHOLE BEING [not just one hierarchical curriculum], so they can face this future. They will see this future, and our job is to make something of it."
Definitely watch the video. Guaranteed you'll enjoy!
(Side note: I wish all of our political leaders and education leaders would watch this video.)