Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
But what exactly is education?
Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Educational methods include storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, and directed research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, but learners may also educate themselves. Education can take place in formal or informal settings and any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational. The methodology of teaching is called pedagogy.
Now the information and technology are shaping our lives in a fast environment which is transforming our goals and ways to achieve them. This transition is moving faster than the education system in place so we have to adjust our new reality to achieve the best results but are we ready?
The education system was based on the industrial revolution to use standard citizens to perform the tasks needed in that society, so we have to adjust the real needs into the actual education and make them possible.
What does it mean when someone calls you smart or intelligent? According to developmental psychologist Howard Gardner, it could mean one of eight things. In this video interview, Dr. Gardner addresses his eight classifications for intelligence: writing, mathematics, music, spatial, kinesthetic, interpersonal, and intrapersonal.
So let´s move forward and implement the necesary changes needed to create a better and happier society as soon as possible.