Bb World Keynote – Sir Ken Robinson

Although suffering from a “man cold” (I’ve had these), Sir Ken Robinson addressed three themes:

  1. We’re living in times where there are no prior examples to learn from.
  2. Education systems are part of the problem.
  3. We need to radically change education (a learning revolution).

Revolutionary change is being driven by technology and population. 60-110 billion have lived on earth. Robinson posits that we can support 1.5 billion people at the rate that we consume in North America.

Our education systems are designed around efficiency and uniformity, not diversity. 30% of students drop out between 9th and 12th grade. Education needs to be personalized! New technologies offer new opportunities to personalize the experience.

The power to bring to mind things that are not present (imagination, creativity) is unique to humans!

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