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.


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.











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