Secrets of Arts Education in the 21st Century

This 19 minute TED talk is well worth your time.  I have ADD and I couldn’t find a distraction that could tear me away from this man’s talk!

Charles Leadbetter is an unintentional innovator by virtue of his intense curiosity. His interest in finding out what’s available in the world of education beyond the borders of ‘sanctioned methods’ is one of the most exciting reformist efforts today. Rather than speak about education with a collection of theorists, he is out in the field on a quest. His quest is every bit as important (perhaps more so) as the panel discussions, policy debates and academic lectures. He has discovered the purest form of learning; people hungry for knowledge are using available resources to feed their hunger. What could be any more pure? This ties in with the slide show titled “Shift Happens”http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/33834 created by Karl Fisch which compares India, China and U.S. digital and educational revolutions by the numbers. It’s very provocative and I think it informs the conversation concerning what’s happening in education in rising nations.

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Comments on: "Part 3 (of 4) Reconceptualizing Education" (2)

  1. George Nelson said:

    A chilling conclusion…”We are now bequithing to the third world a kind of school system that they will spend a century trying to reform”. I look at the struggle to “reform” the Tulsa school system. It involves rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. Is there anyone in a position of power or authority in this educational community that is looking for educational solutions beyond saving money on facilities?

    • It seems when WE are in survival mode, innovation goes out the window. For countries whose only standard is survival, innovation is the only way out.

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