Sir Ken Robinson’s closing statement for the LWF 12 conference under the theme “leading a learning revolution”.
Robinson’s observations on the connection between education and cultural change are spot on. He has a great ability to transform educational reform from a noble idea to a cultural necessity.
Some great takeaways from his talk:
- We need to move from teaching subjects to teaching disciplines
- Teaching discipline transfers knowledge but teaches skills, process, and procedure.
- We need to change our view of knowledge from a static to a dynamic.
- Education is a collaborative activity. We learn better when we learn from each other.
- Active learning better than passively listening to information.
- Educational assessment must evolve from judgement to description. Our current method of assessments are reductive. We have to be aware that people will often play into stereotypes.
- We need forms of assessment that are empowering.
- You can’t wait for a government to start the change.