Sunday, October 31, 2010

Additional Assignment 3

Sir Ken Robinson: Changing Educational Paradigms
letters of the alphabetI have never watched a video with RSAnimate this was really fun to watch and also very interesting!  I definitely agree with him when he says that schools can not continue to model themselves from the past.  The educational system that we are modeling our educational system on now was created years and years ago and is becoming outdated.  Mr. Robinson's views on ADHD are so true.  I feel like every child you meet now days has ADHD and is on some type of medication, I believe that it is an epidemic!  With all of the stimulation that our children have today it is hard for them to focus on the boring teacher at school and that is why our way of educating has to change too.  We have got to find a way to get our student's attention.  This is our job as educators!  I think that his thoughts on the education system running like a factory are great.   We do do this to our children, not everyone learns well in a group and what makes us think that they can learn with 24 other children their same age!  I had never thought about this until this video but it is almost like our education limits our learning and our knowledge.  Robinson says in his video that we are constantly told that there is one answer, we are always told not to work with each other (that is cheating) and it is these ideas that limit us.  We are constantly given limits in what we can know and what we should know at a certain age...this is ridiculous...why are we limiting our children and what they can and can't do based on their age and grade level?  He really makes you think about these things.  Like I said, I really liked this presentation.  If I were to do a presentation like this I would be the narrator.

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