Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends

In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools' dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD. An important, timely talk for parents and teachers.

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Why you should listen

Why don't we get the best out of people? Sir Ken Robinson argues that it's because we've been educated to become good workers, rather than creative thinkers. Students with restless minds and bodies -- far from being cultivated for their energy and curiosity -- are ignored or even stigmatized, with terrible consequences. "We are educating people out of their creativity," Robinson says. It's a message with deep resonance. Robinson's TEDTalk has been distributed widely around the Web since its release in June 2006. The most popular words framing blog posts on his talk? "Everyone should watch this."

A visionary cultural leader, Sir Ken led the British government's 1998 advisory committee on creative and cultural education, a massive inquiry into the significance of creativity in the educational system and the economy, and was knighted in 2003 for his achievements. His 2009 book,The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, is a New York Times bestseller and has been translated into 21 languages. A 10th anniversary edition of his classic work on creativity and innovation, Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative, was published in 2011. His latest book, Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life, will be published by Viking in May 2013. 

TDM Talk Show - Education Issue

The Academic is just began, is time for teacher and student to get ready for the new challenges ahead.  On top of that, the goverment are also facing a number of chanlleges while improving the education system.  

Our guest today is Keith Morrison, he is the professor of education based in Macao for 14 years. Keith Morrison is the director of Institutional development of Macau Univeristy of Science and Techology.

 

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Macau

 

    闲的无事的时候,经常会一个人去澳门的各个地方走走。去感受这个城市特殊的气质。

       从驴的角度来看,澳门的旅游定位很高端。

赌是这个高端定位的源泉。澳门以赌场而出名,赌场的游戏规则决定了每天都有输家和赢家。输家的钱已被赌场赚去,而赢家的钱,肯定会有一部分,如赌桌上的筹码一样,没有概念的被花费在澳门。所以,我们既可以看到琳琅满目的抵押店,那是输者留给澳门的思念;也有让钱如粪土的顶级奢侈品店,那是赢者一掷千金的另一个舞台。

众多的赛事是澳门高端定位的配套。每年一届格林披治跑车比赛,游艇及通用飞机展览、拳击赛事与演唱会让旅游者应接不暇。

华丽的城市建筑是澳门高端的外衣。澳门氹仔路环一代,汇聚和在建着全球顶级的度假村,驻扎着全球的高星酒店。每个度假村风格迥异,在晚上,无论是威尼斯人、或者新濠、或者金沙城,艳丽的夜景、变幻的灯光,水火共生的喷泉都会让你心醉和迷恋。瑰丽的建筑风格在变幻灯光的妆点下,如梦如幻。

澳门旅游的高端,还体现在大师们大胆的设计和创意。这种大胆,绝不是某些设计师让他的模特脱上几件衣服或几个后现代风格的设计。他们的创意来自大胆的想象、高科技的制作和疯狂的极限表演。

这种大胆的想象体现在澳门的赌场风格设计上。从威尼斯人的天幕城、到老葡京的万箭穿心顶部造型、再到新葡京的插翅难飞酒店外形,每个建筑都会给你无穷的想象空间。

Getting Started

Quotes to Inspire You to Keep Learning

 

The World is a university and everyone in it is a teacher.  Make sure when you wake up in the morning you go to school.

- Bishop T.D. Jakes

 

You must feed your mind with reading material, thoughts and ideas that open you to new possibilities

- Oprah

 

You cannot help but learn more as you take the world into your hands.  Take it up reverently, for it is an old piece of clay, with millions of thumbprints on it.

- John Updike