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Sir Ken Robinson

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Christina Diep

on 24 October 2013

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Transcript of Sir Ken Robinson

Sir Ken Robinson
Is He a Hero?
"How to Change Education
- From The Ground Up"
Ideas on Education
Sir Ken Robinson thinks that to engage and succeed in education there's 3 main "steps" that should be followed.
- Director of The Arts in Schools Project (1985-1989)
- Born March 4th, 1950 in Liverpool, United Kingdom
- Parents are John and Ethel Robinson
- Poliomyelitis at the age of 4
- Father has quadriplegia
- Married to Marie-Therese Robinson
- Has 2 kids (Kate and James Robinson)
- Author, motivational speaker, and international adviser on education (Creativity and Innovation) in the arts to government
- Came from a poor family
- He was Director of The Arts in Schools Project (1985–89)
- Professor of Arts Education at the University of Warwick (1989–2001)
-Knighted in 2003 for services to education
- Now lives in California
-professor of education at the University of Warwick
-received honorary degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design, Ringling College of Arts and Design, the Open University and the Central School of Speech and Drama, Birmingham City University and the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
-honored with the Athena Award of the Rhode Island School of Design for services to the arts and education; the Peabody Medal for contributions to the arts and culture in the United States, the LEGO Prize for international achievement in education, and the Benjamin Franklin Medal of the Royal Society of Arts for outstanding contributions to cultural relations between the United Kingdom and the United States
- Made Knight Bachelor by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the arts (2003)
- Named as one of Time/Fortune/CNN’s "Principal Voices" (2005)
- Led a UK commission on creativity, education, and the economy (1998)
- Chaired the National Advisory Committee on Creative and Cultural Education (1998)
- Appointed Senior Advisor for Education & Creativity at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles (2001-2005)
- Popular speaker at TED conferences, most watched TED talk of all time (2013)
The 4 characteristics of a hero are brave, noble, selfless and perseverance.

Ken is brave because he is taking a stand for the younger generation, helping them and going against other peoples opinions despite all the disagreement, just to help others.

He's noble because he didn't use violence or hurtful words to get his message through. He's also join many projects around the world that help young adults find what they're passionate about and help them succeed towards that goal.
Ken is selfless because he's speaking up for the younger generation who can't say anything because no one will listen or the children that are too scared.
He shows perseverance because he's been doing this for a long time now and he hasn't given up/stopped his battle to help children around the world.

1) They should be focusing on everyones diversity by offering a good curriculum and encouraging their different ways of learning and how/what they actually want to learn.
2) Encourage curiosity through creative thinking which is basically just good teacher training and developement.
3) Focus on awakening creativity through other/different processes that put less attention on standardized testing, giving the responsibility for defining the course of education to individual schools and teachers.
He believes that the current education system encourages obedience and just standard learning than creative approches to learning
Robinson emphasizes that we can only succeed if we recognize that education is an organic system, not a mechanical one.
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