Ken Robinson probably doesn’t need an introduction for most of you. Eloquent and inspirational speaker obsessed with creativity, school improvement, and the concept of each person finding their “element” in life.
Of course, industrialized forms of learning, while trying extremely hard to uncover the gifts in every learner, just aren’t designed to support that kind of personalization.
In the video below, Robinson talks about the “multi-billion dollar testing industry” and the reductionist approach of learners-as-numbers. He also discusses learning, and compares efforts at school reform to the government insisting on automotive industry reform, both through standards, proficiency, and linear success.
Have a look-see.