Friday, January 21, 2011

UK lecturer wants to change the higher ed paradigm

The House Higher Education Committee took a few minutes Wednesday to gather insights from an animated video featuring a lecture by education and creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson. Robinson, a Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, argues that today’s higher education system was designed and conceived for a different age and “is alienating millions of kids.”
Robinson proposes a new paradigm for education that supports collaborative learning efforts among students, and encourages “divergent thinking,” which is the ability to see many answers to a problem, not just one.  The HECB has put a link to the video on its YouTube site.

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