How to escape education's death valley | Sir Ken Robinson


  1. Ciel Phantomhive

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    It feels like all the thumbs down on this video are from people who r brainwashed clones that worship the "education system" like its their religion and will hate on anyone like Sir Ken Robinson who has a different opinion.

  2. NASA F

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    8:40 American community college yahoos applauding against standardized testing bc they got a 900 on their SATs.

  3. Bel Diman

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    Come on, the educational system in our days is not meant to teach people but to create a social hierarchy as it also did during many periods of time in the past. It is meant to humiliate certain individuals by giving them bad marks and elevate others by giving them good marks, although their knowledge does not really matter.Its the same mechanism with the fashion industry which tell people that simply because they wear a certain type of clothing , it will make them superior to others. This is the reason why the government does not care how many high school students are dropping out. They do care about college and university students because a drop-out from these schools means less revenue.

  4. Bel Diman

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    Why does Ken Robinsosn insists in adding the title "Sir" to his name? Does an english noble title sound more elegant, more superior, more convincing in the today democratic( read no aristocracy) United States?

  5. Conchita Reyes

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    Testing - pedagogically speaking- should be to test if the teacher is a great educator and the teaching-learning process had taken place.

  6. Why Not Now

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    Its astonishing really we have this very eloquent and intelligent guy standing up on stage telling us all that education is a flawed enterprise but yet, it no doubt still remains the same.

  7. B

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    I just finished my prerequisites for RN at a local college. The college experience was terrible for the most part! Left wing politics, bias, agitated professors, poor campus quality, and most of all- the organization of the campus was terrible! I wish it had been a better experience! At least it’s over!

  8. Mandibil

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    The teachers are there to make money off of children who are forced be there by the state. Parents should school/teach their own children. Politicians/bureaucrats are probably the worst kind of "people" to identify what kind of skill/knowledge is useful in 15 years

  9. Mandibil

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    A trillion dollars ? The unfunded liabilities is far north of 100 trillion ... is that good math ?


    DARK KNIGHTHari Yang lalu

    If Americans think bad about their education system they what should Indians think ? 😔😭

  11. Jurij Vukelic

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    His lectures are dumbing down.

  12. Károly Bahri

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  13. Jose Duran

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    People in Europa read, and read. They have two parents families, and there is support and a welfare system that works. Creativity, and excellence starts with teachers, but hiring from the lower end of the gene pool wont work. Bureaucrats do no5 make good teachers.

  14. Antoinette James

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    Read Charlotte Iserbyt's publication - The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America: A Chronological Paper Trail, and you see why the US (and other countries) education system is ruined. The United Nations Common Core Curriculum now rolled out throughout the West in Prussian brainwashing style classroom models, aims to make the average child a good worker, not too educated, as s/he needs to be a good global citizen who will not question, but obey.

  15. Bylie Brown

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    Yeah it’s mostly forced busywork you don’t actually learn a lot. I’m in precalc and our teacher sends us home with Algebra 1 factoring worksheets to keep us busy. It focuses on finishing work rather than allowing students to focus on what gives us joy. We are told to pick jobs based off of personality tests that can’t pick anything up because it gives everyone “taxidermist” or “deep tissue massage therapist”. We once had someone from the career center tell us not to go to college because we’d drop out and work at Walmart for the rest of our lives, so might as well become a diesel mechanic early. The system doesn’t focus on schools being able to cater to kids it’s based on test scores. We don’t have much money as a school because we don’t have a lot of kids, so girls do walks of shame to throw away pads and tampons since there’s no trashcans in the bathrooms, kids get bullied and we have no resources to stop it because if one or more kids parents have money, you can’t risk a taxpayer moving from the district. We went on a shutdown a few years back because we had no money and we are punished for being a small school in comparison to some of our neighbors. If there was proper funding and attention payed to schools as individuals rather than a statewide standards people could enjoy learning, drop out rates could decrease, graduation rates could increase, and schools could address bullying causing violence to decrease.

  16. John Novakovich

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    This is a top tier Ted Talk

  17. John Ta

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    Our education system is an indoctrination into obiediance and subservience

  18. stflaw

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    Here is how you solve the problem. Unfortunately, most of these will never happen until there is a seismic shift in the culture, so expect the decline in education to continue for the foreseeable future. 1. Eliminate the federal Department of Education; return power to the states and local governments. 2. Break the teachers unions; they exist to protect teachers, not to educate students. 3. Make it possible for local school boards to fire incompetent teachers and reward superior teaches (see pt. 2 above). 4. Increase standards and end automatic promotion of students. 5. Stop using schools as liberal indoctrination camps. Emphasize core subjects. 6. Teach civics and respect for the country and its institutions. 7. School vouchers to create competition in primary and secondary education. 8. De-emphasize importance of college. Direct students with low interest in academic subjects into trades.

  19. Da Tardox

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    My sons year 9 english teacher chose to educate not only him but the rest of his class about the number of polar bears on the planet and climate change being the cause for their lack of number sighting cause and effect which has lead to the polar bear being on the brink of extinction. After further educating myself around factual evidence and numbers from 7 different highly educated scientific sources the resulting information I disscovered was for lack of a better word ALARMING!!!... In 1970 the number of polar bears was around 3 and a half thousand now late into 2019 to date there are anywhere between 26500 and 30000 polar bears actively inhabiting this planet and might I also add quite dilligintly battling climate change... After approachig the head dean of his year and educating him on the facts he seemed pleased. Unfortunately he further went on to state that it would not sit rite controdicting one of his staffs teachings. In that one statement he embodied all the necessary attributes to qualify as an imbecile

  20. jeffed

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    It wasn't until I left school that I discovered how interesting learning can be - including what in school I found tedious.

  21. LifeLongStrong

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    Students are the life blood of the success and culture of schools, and it is parents who create students. In some communities with a higher proportion of great parents, schools and students are successful. In other communities with poor quality dysfunctional parents, the schools and students are complete failures. Education gurus have been saying for decades that with the right techniques and teachers every school and student can be successful. They have yet, however, demonstrated this to be true in any school or school system. Every effort at reform has been an unmitigated failure and fraud, and in some cases sent the people perpetrating this fraud to jail. People like Mr. Robinson keep spouting the same old tired BS, which can seem very rational and indeed inspiring sitting in an auditorium while he is up on stage. What they don't do is show that all their wonderful insights and ideas can be practically applied to positive effect in distressed communities and schools. What they don't do is explain why if these ideas are so great, everyone isn't climbing all over each other to put them into practice. Do they believe that educators want poor results for their students? Do they believe teachers and administrators like working in failing schools? The fact is if any of this worked, people would be climbing over each other to put these ideas into practice. The fact is, if something genuinely works, you don't have to sell it. You'll never see an advertisement for steroids, but you can find them in almost every gym in the land. The fact that this guy is putting so much effort into convincing us this is the right thing to do, is a dead giveaway that it's not.

  22. 곽도연

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    This video tells you to look at education from a broader perspective and accept the need for change. I'm also thinking about the purpose of this talk. So I sympathized more and watched the video with interest. That's a very good point.

  23. yusuf nasser

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    it takes a talent to be a comedian or academician but to combine both, one must be evidently genius AAM

  24. Bluuplanet

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    "They individualize teaching and learning." That doesn't work while promoting cultural diversity. eg. you can say you want to accommodate language diversity, but only if you only deal with two or three languages. It doesn't work with a diversity of 100 languages. Individualizing instruction can only occur if either the students are relatively nondiverse or the if there at least is a uniformity in the product that describes an educated citizen.

  25. Ludwig van El

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    I'm still not very good at maths, perhaps if his advices had been implemented, I would now be?


    GERONIMO WILD4 hari yang lalu

    Fucking BRILLIANT !

  27. Lesseirg Papers

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    Get rid of the indoctrination centers such as Harvard. We are boring our kids to death . That is an evil society!

  28. Die Lernpartner | Nachhilfeschule Freiburg

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    A good teacher is a good entertainer - you can see it here.

  29. GodNotAvailable

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    "If you sit kids down hour after hour doing low-grade clerical work, don't be surprised if they start to fidget." I literally clapped along with the audience.

  30. Brutally Honest

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    Very good job! And I LOVE the humor

  31. Brutally Honest

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    Curiosity! PERFECT! I absolutely agree!

  32. reaper xox

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    Fantastic! However we need to ask What's the purpose of education? To me it seems that its purpose is to get individuals to conform to society. Society changes and policies and practices are adapted to accommodate for this. Under the current education system, it seems evident that america wants a society that they can control. And those who do not conform then make up for it spending their life in economic servitude or prison. Those who succeed spend their life in economic servitude. The education system uses divergent learners as fodder! We need reform!

  33. Rowdy T

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    Well said! ..

  34. GonzotheGonz1

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    Very easy! - Get a REAL education within the scientific field. Don´t bother with Gender studies, social "science", or any of that nonsense. - Those "educations" are simply for stupid people, so that they can pretend that they are educated too. :) If you REALLY want to fail (and make a joke out of yourself), then get a "bachelor" in Dance therapy...

  35. Rosanne Coffman

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  36. Algo Rhythm

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    Have been saying this to ppl for over 25 years and have pointed out these abuses of medicating kids into conformity... especially boys! People just won't listen!!!!

  37. The Artificial Society

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    If the school offered value to the kids that drop out, then they wouldnt drop out. But those kids need money and training for real jobs not fake useless classes. Effectively, they need to be paid for school and vocational training and a job lined up. And if the home is broken with a defective family, then that means housing, mentoring, alternative family structuring. The new school becomes the new home for these broken families and special kids. To change the system to make this happen is basically impossible for a capitalist structure.

  38. Vedanth Ganesh

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    1.2k College Board employees saw this video

  39. Matthew Hutt

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    Twenty years of schooling and they stick you on the day shift

  40. zofe

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    Average IQ in Finland is high and so it their self-discipline.

  41. Ludwig van El

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    @zofe Glad we agree! But some people still believe NATO is a good thing. Actually, WW2 proves defensive treaties are a bad thing: Poland had a treaty with France and the UK. Germany's invasion of Poland caused those countries to declare WW2 on Germany, which ended up with all of eastern Europe (not just Poland) spending half a century suffering under the Soviet occupation. Convince me that that was worse than the Nazis would have done (absent WW2), not only Poland, but most of Europe (also the west). And back on topic again: the EU is also an embarassement, when the Catalan people voted "We don't like you." the junta do Madrid responded with SWAT-batons to hammer in that "We are actually very nice. We'll keep hitting you until that realisation sinks in!" and still no country (other than Britain) voted exit, even if only of Spain. So all the politicians agree that the people should shut up and pay taxes and obey the rules: the country is more important than the people. (That's how I define fascism: so every country in the world is fascist.)

  42. zofe

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    @Ludwig van El Statement of the Obvious. NATO is a sham scam.

  43. Ludwig van El

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    @zofe the military coup by the presiding prez Erdogan is something you'd associate more closely with the 3rd than the 1st world, wouldn't you? It is an embarassement that Erdoganistan has not been kicked out of NATO, and that the EU despots want Erdogan in their little club.

  44. zofe

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    @Ludwig van El Finnish people are 1st world. Czech are also not in NATO - Turkey and Albania are, though.

  45. Ludwig van El

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    @zofe You're mot calling Finland a 3rd world country, are you? (It may be, I don't know.) Ireland was a third wotrld voubtry: not in NATO, nor i,the Warsaw pact (1st abd 2nd world). With the end of the cold war, this classification lost its (original) meaning.