Do Chinese schools kill creativity double time?
I’ve posted some videos and an article here and there surrounding the theme of Ken Robinson’s 2006 TED Conference keynote – “Do Schools Kill Creativity.”
With regards to that, I think Chinese schools kill creativity on overdrive, triple-time and with a C-word sense of duty.
Doing more and being better at killing creativity.
First, there’s tons more meaningless, repetitive, drill work in Chinese schools. I cannot believe my eyes that students copy word for word (words they don’t understand, sometimes) off a textbook. Continue reading
We are on the verge of radical shifts in our education systems, and not everyone will be happy to see them develop.
The pace of change mandates that we produce a faster, smarter, better grade of human being. Current systems are preventing that from happening. Future education systems will be unleashed with the advent of a standardized rapid courseware-builder and a single-point global distribution system. In the future, we predict students entering the workforce will be ten times smarter than they are today.
I’ve now crossed the threshold from the Innovator’s Dilemma to being able to confidently be like the flight attendant that gestures and says, “This way please to the exit……stay calm but hurry up.”
Hey, nothing to worry about. It’s just the Plane of Education System crashing. No need to hurry. Take your time. They’ve still got fuel (government spending) even though both engines are out. There aren’t going to be enough parachutes for everyone but that’s OK….stay buckled in your seat, like how schools have taught you to just sit down and be a good little boy or girl.
I’m filing this under Thomas Frey’s Future of Education because I plan to bring everything I am coming across which supports the ideas outlined in his paper under one theme.
I hope I have convinced you to get your copy and make at least 5 other people get it too! (I have 2 at least count.) And if you do, please tell me about it so we can share the experience together.
Here are excerpts taken from Ken Robinson’s THE ELEMENT – HOW FINDING YOUR PASSION CHANGES EVERYTHING. Picture for illustration only. Continue reading
Let me tell you what I’m up to. As some of you might know, I have been trying to bring world-class English language learning into our classrooms hoping to prepare learners for the 21st Century. In the past 2 years, I have been running my own Incubator Language Center to experiment with how Chinese-speakers improve the best. I have come up with very useful information and experience to help EVERYONE succeed. I have found an approach which GUARANTEES success in learning.
One dream I’ve always had as a child was the ability to access information and exchange thoughts, opinions and insight with virtually anyone in the world. I wrote notes and letters to writers of a book or article, to tell them what I think and what else they should do. Of course, I never posted them because I wouldn’t know where to post them to. Either way, they weren’t likely to take anything a kid from Malaysia would have to say.
But the internet changed everything. Continue reading