Sir Kenneth Robinson is an internationally renowned expert in creativity and education. In the spring of 2013 he delivered a TedTalk where he highlighted 3 key principles necessary for the human mind to flourish– and how our current culture of education works to achieve to the opposite.
While Robinson’s talk breaks down the issues causing a rise in national dropout rates, he also accentuates the problematic misconception that education is a mechanistic system that can be corrected through data analysis and testing rather than a humanistic system that focuses on diversity and creative development. At the core of Robinson’s talk, he urges the audience to reconsider the professional development of teachers because without them the education system fails.
“There is no system in the world or any school in the country that is better than its teachers. Teachers are the lifeblood of the success of schools.” – Ken Robison