…particularly, when we live in a world where “we can’t anticipate what the economy will look like next week.” I paraphrased that last bit (and, admittedly, out of context yet) from this video of Sir Ken Robinson’s discussion about uprooting the current model for education. He talks again about the disconnection of our times: how we live in a world of exponential change and yet we still view life through mental models geared for the industrial age. His focus in this piece is on the education sytem. He shares some controversial views and some fascinating views in an attempt to challenge much of what we “know to be so” and encourages us to create from a place where we don’t necessarily know things to be so…in other words, from a place not so entrenched with practices built for a past-age. A much more difficult place to be reactive about – a much more natural place to be creative with – since it’s not quite as grounded in the past.
The 11 minute video is a visually and intellectually engaging piece.