Sunday, 16 October 2011

The Global Search for Education: More Arts Please

Creating a paradigm of shared ideas that will shift our current path ... funding the arts should increase and not decrease. Funding technology should be guided with this in mind. Just buying hardware is not good enough. H.G. Wells once said, "Civilization is a race between education and catastrophe". Where are we in this? Are we using education to live in the world and make it a better place or are we heading towards catastrophe? Are we trying to fill the vessel or start a fire?

Click the link to read the article.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/c-m-rubin/the-global-search-for-edu_9_b_932670.html

(Taken from the article)

"To lose our culture is to lose our memory."

More Leonardo da Vincis, more Martha Grahams, more Ludwig Van Beethovens, more Luciano Pavarottis, more Marlon Brandos, more Antoni Gaudis, more Coco Chanels, more Bob Dylans, more Zhang Xiaogangs, more William Shakespeares, more Julia Margaret Camerons, more Gustav Vigelands, more Andrew Lloyd Webbers, more Francis Ford Coppolas, more Meryl Streeps, more Alice In Wonderlands, more Anna Pavlovas, more Michael Jacksons, more Vincent van Goghs, more Harry Potters, more Phil Knights, more Rabindranath Tagores, more Pablo Picassos, more John Steinbecks... Please Sir - can we have some more?
Sir Ken Robinson, PhD, is one of the internationally recognized leaders in the development of education creativity and innovation. He has received numerous honorary degrees from universities, and many awards from cultural organizations and governments, all over the world. He was knighted in 2003 by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the Arts. He has advised governments in Europe, Asia and North America on the Arts. In 2005 he was named one of Time/Fortune/CNN's Principal Voices. His book, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, is a New York Times best seller and has been translated into 21 languages. His latest book is the 10th anniversary edition of his classic work on creativity and innovation, Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative.
Sir Ken, what do you believe an arts curriculum should look like in primary and secondary school education?

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