Changing the education paradigm

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Changing the education paradigm

  1. 1. Changing the Education Paradigm: { inspired by the TED talk by Ken Robinson } …the ‘wicked’ problem of standardization and industrial design of the current educational system that underestimates intelligence and penalizes creativity…{ Tess Jay – Changing the Education Paradigm }
  2. 2. There are two motivating factors for reforming education around the world { Financial and Cultural } …we want our kids to be prepared to have jobs in the future, but also maintain their sense of culture in a world undergoing major globalization…{ Tess Jay – Changing the Education Paradigm }
  3. 3. Systems of education taught us that if you worked hard in school and earned a degree you would get a job. { this is no longer a guarantee } …kids that see no purpose in going to school are alienated…{ Tess Jay – Changing the Education Paradigm }
  4. 4. The current system was designed for and conceived in a different age { Enlightenment / Industrial Revolution } …impressed into the enlightenment view of intelligence was an arbitrary standard of what types of knowledge were more or less valuable, which distinguished the academic from the non-academic…{ Tess Jay – Changing the Education Paradigm }
  5. 5. Robinson argues that this model of education that implies division is heavily flawed { and furthermore causes chaos } …people that are intelligent think that they are not because they don’t match the existing standards of intelligence…{ Tess Jay – Changing the Education Paradigm }
  6. 6. Changing the Education Paradigm: { inspired by the TED talk by Ken Robinson } The ‘wicked’ problem of standardization and industrial design in the current educational system that underestimates and penalizes children’s intelligence and creativity.{ Tess Jay – Changing the Education Paradigm }
  7. 7. One consequence of this divided model is a fictitious modern epidemic { the over diagnosis of ADHD across the US } … our children are living in the most intensely stimulated period in the history of the earth, and we are penalizing them for getting distracted…{ Tess Jay – Changing the Education Paradigm }
  8. 8. The diagnosis of ADHD has risen with the growth of standardized testing { we should look to the Arts for guidance } … the arts especially address the idea of aesthetic experience where your senses are operating at their highest peak, but anesthetics (like many drugs used to treat ADHD) have the opposite effect and deaden the mind to what is going on…{ Tess Jay – Changing the Education Paradigm }
  9. 9. Education is modeled on the interests of industrialization and in the image ofthe school system itself operates like a factory } { it … with ringing bells, specialized building, designated areas, and the bunching of children by age regardless of individual skill or needs…{ Tess Jay – Changing the Education Paradigm }
  10. 10. If you want to change the model of education, you can’t continue with the production mentality { standardization is the wrong route to take } … going against conformity and standardization by promoting divergent thinking rather than convergent or linear thought is the way to change the paradigm…{ Tess Jay – Changing the Education Paradigm }
  11. 11. Changing the Education Paradigm requires thinking differently about human capacity { we need to get over the myth of valued knowledge and revamp the system accordingly } http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_changi ng_education_paradigms.htmlThank you, the end

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