Thursday, 19 March 2009

And another thing

Here's something interesting I came across this morning. I found it on artist/musician Emil Thompson's Myspace page and it is a talk about education and creativity by a bloke called Ken Robinson. It's one of these TED videos that seem to be all over the place just now (and you're all switched on enough to ignore the sponsorship advertising, right?). This one is worth a listen because it's intelligent, accurate and funny too. After that - go and listen to Heidi Talbot in the post below.

10 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

Very clever, Rachel.

Rachel Fox said...

It's great isn't it? I'm going to watch it again when I get a break from blowing my nose and feeling sorry for myself...
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swiss said...

you still stanzaing tomorrow? i'll be about and reaosnably recognisable!

Rachel Fox said...

Yes planning to go unless this turns into more of a foul lurgy.

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swiss said...

i don't want to be catching anything! perhaps i shan't be so recognisable as t now says she's coming in the morning too. i'll be at the breakfast, then maybe the thomas clark, then the jay parini thing during the day. and in and out of the syllbary and the films at the byre

Fiendish said...

Watched the whole clip with much interest. Clearly an intelligent guy and a very considered speech. Nice posting :)

hope said...

Hmmm, a man with intelligence and a sense of humor who sees problems for what they are. Wow! Thanks for that. And yes, I almost fell out of my chair laughing when he told the story of the portrait of God. :)

Is it any wonder then that I've passed on an Award to you? Kindly visit my blog today to pick it up. :)

Dick said...

Interesting. Ken Robinson is a name well known to any Drama teacher over 50. 'Learning Through Drama', Robinson's first book, was one of the few authoritative texts on the subject in those early days and it influenced a generation and laid down the foundation of much of what is now common practice.

Rachel Fox said...

Yes, Dick, I thought of you and yours when I listened to this talk first time round!
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Rachel Fox said...

Whoops - sleepy...forgot to say to Fiendish and Hope - glad you both enjoyed this too. I love hearing really good speakers like this....so full of passion and ideas and humanity and understanding. He seems to make a big thing of being a 'sir' but then he is in the States now...I suppose it opens doors. And people are allowed to be proud of their achievements...even if it is a ridiculously antiquated system of nonsense.
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