'EDUCATION BEING QUESTIONED'
Education systems today are under scrutiny from all quarters. Educators, industries and society in general, are all questioning the purpose, the process and the outcome of the present education system.
Sir Ken Robinson: In this video he argues for a different style of education, and why now more than ever, it is imperative to make these changes.
Harvard makes a shift : An admirable step taken by those who set the benchmark. A humane step towards protecting 'human-ness' from being lost in the chase to 'academic achievements'.
Peter Tait : What the conventional school will not tell you. A blatant and eye-opening article by former headmaster of Sherborne Preparatory School, UK about the fear and anxiety built in schools.
Why Handwriting Is Still Essential in the Keyboard Age - It is more than just a motor skill, researchers say. It engages the mind.
The New York Times: How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off. Child prodigies rarely become adult geniuses who change the world. Originality is difficult to encourage but easy to thwart.
Why story telling is the most powerful communication:
Risk is essential to childhood - as are scrapes, grazes, falls and panic.
Obama, Michelle Obama, Hirschi:
Sherry Turkle, an MIT psychologist and author of numerous books on the negative social effects of technology, including "Alone Together" and "Reclaiming Conversation," has an explanation for this seeming hypocrisy: Those at tech's bleeding edge know full well how dangerous products can be.
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