RSA ANIMATE: Changing Education Paradigms

This RSA Animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA’s Benjamin Franklin award.

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This audio has been edited from the original event by Becca Pyne. Series produced by Abi Stephenson, RSA.

Animation by Cognitive Media. Andrew Park, the mastermind behind the Animate series and everyone’s favourite hairy hand, discusses their appeal and success in his blog post, ‘Talk to the hand’:


29 thoughts on “RSA ANIMATE: Changing Education Paradigms

  1. Sir Ken Robinson is an inspiration. I enjoyed his perspectives on the failing of the public education system and why it needs to change. The students of today learn differently than students of the past. They need to be up and about, communicating, collaborating, doing group projects, and learning about things that interest them instead of sitting quietly listening to boring lectures. I agree that children are being educated out of their creativity. It seems the more education they receive, the less creative they become. How unfortunate!

  2. What do you think about the video?
    I think this video expand our knowledge about the difference between the traditional and current education system. Sr. Ken Robinson showed us an educational paradigm which has been used to educate people around the world. He said that public educational system is directed to achieve two important objectives.
    1. Contributes to the economy without thinking in the main characters which are students.
    2. Collaborate with the globalization, separating different cultures.
    Do you agree that education needs to change?? Why or why not???
    I agree with that because the education is the main engine to change the people, we can use the education to delete the problems that we have around the world. Also, it helps to innovate our ideas about the difficult situation of our society and changed it. Currently, the education guide us to break the different and unconscious paradigms that are injured the education.

    What similarities and differences can you find in the education system that the video describes and our education system??? Do we face the same Problems??
    1. We educated people by batches. It means that we separated people, depending their knowledge, age and aptitudes and we donยดt join them in a collaborative education.
    2. The students cannot cheating, cannot talk without permission. Sometimes teachers donยดt know that a collaborative work is more meaningful that an isolating work.
    1. We donยดt pay attention that there are a lot of distractions in the students, we just want to teach them something but they cannot do it. We should help them to learn something new using the same distractors. For example. Nowadays, we use the technology to teach in an innovative way.
    2. Nowadays, education allows to put in practice and develop our creativity skill.

    How can we (teachers or future teachers) improve studentsโ€™ critical thinking, creativity, and solving problem skills??
    We can help to develop the different and necessary skills in the students with an innovative way to teach. We can use useful methodologies and techniques to improve creativity. The students need that their point of view or their ideas are taken into account.

  3. I watched this earlier, and just now(offcourse since it is Easter so as many people as possible can read it), the local newspaper tries to normalize usage of drugs trough different stories of girl`s with adhd. Not once do they refer to publications or PhD`s. They only use facts about how many and the high expantion of people who use drugs for adhd from 2006-2016.

  4. You are all complicit for education but for a system of usury brainwashing the masses with cultural marxism on the order's of the banksters, you can't let the sheep start thinking for themselves.

  5. It took me 17 years post-highschool to realize I was creative. ย It took me another 7 years to realize that Art was a worthy career path. ย I'm 42 and working on my BFA in sculpture. ย All of that time in school and no one noticed I was a creative.

  6. Where is the looove the loooove the @blackeyedpeas ?๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜ง๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸงโœŒ๏ธ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿคซ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค•๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿค๐Ÿค๐Ÿค๐Ÿคโœ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿป๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ค๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐Ÿงžโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ผโ›‘๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿš๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿบ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿก๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ๐Ÿฆ‘๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฆ“๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฆ”๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒˆโšก๏ธโœจ๐ŸŒช๐ŸŒš๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒช๐Ÿ’จโ˜‚๏ธ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅก๐Ÿฅข๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿฅค๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿš‘๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿš•๐Ÿ›ต๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿ—ฟ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ—บ๐Ÿš€โš“๏ธ๐Ÿ›ฐ๐ŸšŠ๐Ÿš…๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿช๐Ÿค๐Ÿ•Œ๐Ÿ›ฃ๐Ÿ›คโ›ฉ๐Ÿ•‹๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ—พ๐ŸŽ‘๐Ÿ™๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒ…๐ŸŒ‡๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ•น๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ“ธโŒš๏ธ๐Ÿ“ฒ๐Ÿ–ฅ๐Ÿ–จ๐Ÿ–ฑ๐ŸŽž๐ŸŽ™๐Ÿ”‹๐Ÿ“ก๐Ÿ”ฆ๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿšฌ๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ›กโš”๏ธ๐Ÿ”จ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ›‹๐Ÿ›Ž๐Ÿ““๐Ÿ–Œ

  7. ฤฐ am still at high school my last year i need to go in a exam if u get more than 180 points you can enter a unv but to enter u need to study a lot i found out that poeple whi study realy hard forget tve information in side a year that they have laernd evrey day i go to school and i ask to my self this quastion why do i study for who for what why do i need to know organik chmestry integral i dont even ont study that

  8. Makes an interesting point. But let's not forget, the public education system played a big role in what mankind has accomplished to date, in the realm of science, technology, medicine, engineering, etc. Inventors, entrepreneurs and business people learned the fundamentals through the public education system. So, it must not be overhauled entirely. I think what needs to be emphasized is functional education, or applied education– putting things learned in the classroom together, showing how they can be used in real life situations.

  9. This is my first year as a teacher and the hardest part about teaching for me, is the way I am "made to teach". Something HAS to change with in the education system here in America… think about the children

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