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We in the UK are so saddened at the death of world Cultural Champion, Professor Sir Ken Robinson. The ASSITEJ community might like to remember his wisdom and wit, at a time when we all need courage to pursue what we believe in, – by listening to his very entertaining TED talks, delivered in clear English.

1. Do schools kill creativity?

Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

2. Bring on the learning revolution

 This poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids’ natural talents can flourish.                            

 3. How to escape education’s death valley

Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational “death valley” we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.

Read his obituary in The Guardian here: 

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