How to escape education's death valley | Sir Ken Robinson

  • Опубликовано: 10 май 2013
  • Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.
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Комментарии: 2 165

  • Cyberat Rodent
    Cyberat Rodent 3 дня назад

    Teaching, learning, subjects and testing all have their place. Facilitating learning is great but not without a subject to teach. I think you are wrong.
    And as far as accomplishing that, we need to open up the format of schools and classes from what they were/are traditionally.

  • Cyberat Rodent
    Cyberat Rodent 3 дня назад

    It's called EMBEZZLEMENT and UNIONS.
    Quality Education can Never be a Business. The result being bad teachers and bad school managers.

  • Average Commenter
    Average Commenter 3 дня назад

    Wow, this guy must have seen rick and morty

  • Jared Emfield
    Jared Emfield 4 дня назад

    Politicians' obsession with data comes from the desire to get reelected. Data can be put on a billboard and campaigned on. Most things that matter in education are difficult to express in clever one-liners and tweets.

  • ata ghoutisaz
    ata ghoutisaz 16 дней назад

    Can listen to this guy my whole life!

  • Christie Agatha
    Christie Agatha 17 дней назад

    i can't understand why they laugh

  • David Dirkse
    David Dirkse 19 дней назад

    Most of this video is bogus, a caricature. OK, improvements are possible. Individualized teaching is always more effective but also much more expensive. Last: nothing wrong with listening to teachers explaining theories.

  • Dark Soul
    Dark Soul 20 дней назад

    Thank you

  • Michał M.
    Michał M. 20 дней назад

    That single laugh at 16:51 :D

  • Tan Tran
    Tan Tran 21 день назад

    Sir KR *tips hat*

  • princess melody
    princess melody 22 дня назад

    Great speach so witty and funny loved his sense of humour 👏👏👏👏🖒 well done

  • braselectron
    braselectron 26 дней назад


  • MrBlackOwner
    MrBlackOwner 27 дней назад

    You could dress 27 people with his oversized suit. Great talk tho

    J BLAST 27 дней назад

    the most funny part is almost no one in the crowed is real taking these words to heart but just but when you conform you don't perform

  • Rajat Jain
    Rajat Jain Месяц назад

    By far, one of the best talk.

  • Hambardzum Galstyan
    Hambardzum Galstyan Месяц назад

    nice pants...

  • Ramsogarath Mandal
    Ramsogarath Mandal Месяц назад
    subscribe for latest news

  • Juli Arr
    Juli Arr Месяц назад

    What a wonderful and inspiring man!

  • Raj Das
    Raj Das Месяц назад

    One of the best TED Talks I've heard in a while.

  • Yilin Chen
    Yilin Chen Месяц назад

    that's exactly what Montessori schools do, they don't put children into different classes based on their IQ, they put kids together but each kid has his/her own curriculum and teach kids how to learn actively. Yes, Bill Gates went to Montessori school, and he learned what he need to be an entrepreneur by himself.

  • opine
    opine Месяц назад

    our public schools are run by liberals in the USA, and they teach kids liberal ideas like global warming. their creating future democrats/voters. its all about brainwashing and control.

  • Michael Kingston
    Michael Kingston Месяц назад

    As an educator I see how shifting student mindsets is instrumental in transformative change. This also reshapes the role of the teacher and education system. For teachers out there, I’ve built a free lesson pack to teach, practice and embed this concept:

  • joey song
    joey song Месяц назад

    I found a pretty interesting take on what Colleges should do to solve the high cost and lack of access problem;

  • Jan Lay
    Jan Lay Месяц назад

    Wanted to cry - almost every educational conference/workshop I attend has these same principals. Getting all to to apply them...ahhhh...different story!

  • yehya elkhashab
    yehya elkhashab Месяц назад

    Best ted I've ever seen.

  • Öykü Özer
    Öykü Özer Месяц назад


    KDSVSRK Месяц назад

    you compare your ed systems with finland and say they are not up to the mark
    In my india there is scope for ALTERNATE EDUCATION but our people fall on your culture

  • mpekula isaac
    mpekula isaac Месяц назад

    Sir Ken is really an amazing man to listen. He teaches what real education is. Thanks for sharing

  • Denise Shaw
    Denise Shaw Месяц назад

    Free them (the schools) up from standardized tests. Start there.

  • Tapashya Rasaily
    Tapashya Rasaily Месяц назад

    children are not suffering from psychological disorders they're suffering from childhood...

  • Alyssa Pekarcik
    Alyssa Pekarcik Месяц назад

    I'm currently doing student teaching and instead of writing lessons that engage students' creativity, curiosity and individuality, I'm stressed about meeting government based standards regarding my Teacher Performance Assessment and other standardized tests. Playing the game for now, but I hope to go back and hear Robinson's words and get my future students out of their "death vallies" in learning.

  • Humble Eurus
    Humble Eurus Месяц назад

    My dad believes it is the student's duty to develop the attitude and mindset to make education bearable and we are shamed for not appreciating our blessings and opportunities to access education.

  • 莫特
    莫特 Месяц назад

    when you retun to the school life that you may understand what he say because i have the same idea

  • Geralt
    Geralt Месяц назад

    One of the good old TED talks without all that SJW bullshit

  • Jester 3401
    Jester 3401 Месяц назад

    I lost interest in learning new things and science because of the education system. The reason I'm telling this is in the video.

  • Peter Sarabia
    Peter Sarabia Месяц назад

    That's it

  • Danny Danni
    Danny Danni Месяц назад

    this happens in the whole world,humanity is broken because of stupid retarded garbage we let take important decision for the whole world

  • Kevin Wagoner
    Kevin Wagoner Месяц назад

    Quite possibly the best TED talk I've seen. Bravo.

  • 박상준
    박상준 Месяц назад


  • Ethan Hunter
    Ethan Hunter 2 месяца назад

    Wish there was some more actual evidence in this talk. I'm not convinced america needs to change its education policy. Seems to be working alright, and america is a very unique country.

  • MischievousMoo
    MischievousMoo 2 месяца назад

    To get a better education, do one of these.
    Go to Finland
    Go to a Montessori school
    Go to another type of school
    Get home schooled
    Somehow make the Government change the traditional education system

  • MischievousMoo
    MischievousMoo 2 месяца назад

    I don't learn in school. I am only in school to get a degree and to appease my parents.

  • Brother LT118
    Brother LT118 2 месяца назад

    17:14, wow she is beautiful.

  • Brother LT118
    Brother LT118 2 месяца назад +1

    Phhhh, I mix up the kids all the time.

  • wunkewldewd
    wunkewldewd 2 месяца назад

    This is such brain fluff. 6.5 minutes in and literally all he has said of substance is 1. No child left behind isn't good (without evidence or citation), 2. Children are diverse (amazing insight there, bud), and 3. Children are children. He could've said all of this in the first 20 seconds. Most of it is him peddling what he thinks are clever little witticisms in a British accent. What a load of crap, no wonder TED talks cost thousands and pander to the iamverysmart/desperate to be seen as intellectual crowd.
    An example: he spent from 7:40-8:00 on a _single_ subpar joke. That's 1/60th of his talk, and that was a single joke of many.

  • CraftsMAN
    CraftsMAN 2 месяца назад

    Highschool dropout here, Diagnosed with ADD as a child. Now I am a doctor. Left my doctoral program with a 3.98 GPA and a model that I invented, drew up, and tested is being patented in the US Patent office.

  • EndieGLITCH
    EndieGLITCH 2 месяца назад

    Well, I think Hikaru and Kaoru already proved his bet wrong in the first four minutes.

  • Shamir George
    Shamir George 2 месяца назад

    I hate this guy. He's an idiot who doesn't know anything.

  • Gaurav Deora
    Gaurav Deora 2 месяца назад

    This is awesome

  • Durell Nelson
    Durell Nelson 2 месяца назад

    This guy is good

  • Garba Hamadou
    Garba Hamadou 2 месяца назад

    These video is very helpful for novel teachers and all experienced ones, due to it focuses on how the students should be seen by the teachers.

  • olan olin
    olan olin 2 месяца назад

    Investing in professional development is not a cost.
    It's an Investment.

  • Olatunde Idris Oparemi
    Olatunde Idris Oparemi 2 месяца назад

    Wow! I´ve said this many years ago. Testing shouldn´t be the underlining objective of learning. Many students study to pass a test or an exam rather than studying to learn!!!

  • Luck Searcher
    Luck Searcher 2 месяца назад

    I want to go back to school and yell at my teachers

  • Donnie Vegas
    Donnie Vegas 2 месяца назад would love some help with my education😊

  • denise cagle
    denise cagle 2 месяца назад

    He is both funny and totally makes sense.

  • Robert Fuerer
    Robert Fuerer 2 месяца назад

    Check this video for the solution to combat schools ill effects on your kid's creativity.

  • Suddhasattwa Ganguly
    Suddhasattwa Ganguly 2 месяца назад

    Thank you Sir .. That was very very .. very inspiring :)

  • Gamer Lightning
    Gamer Lightning 2 месяца назад

    Yes I am different from my brother, I don't want to kill him.....that is the only difference though not including gender.  We both play video games, watch youtube videos, hate each other, finds irony in anything  and everything, kill each other....wait....HEY!!!! I don't want to kill my brother....maybe....

    • Gamer Lightning
      Gamer Lightning 2 месяца назад

      cat sat on computer :D LOL

    • Gamer Lightning
      Gamer Lightning 2 месяца назад


  • The Nok Life
    The Nok Life 2 месяца назад

    Loved listening to your talk good video have a listen to this guy from Ireland

  • circles in the night
    circles in the night 2 месяца назад

    I wish he was my teacher

  • มั่ว นิ่ม
    มั่ว นิ่ม 2 месяца назад

    I admire you.Good Education.

  • aurelius7778
    aurelius7778 2 месяца назад

    "Education doesn't go on in the committee rooms of our legislation building... it happens in classrooms
    and schools. And the people that do it are the teachers and students. And if you remove their
    discretion then it stops working." ~ Sir Ken Robinson.
    All 3 of his videos from TED Talk are pure gold.

  • Shivani Ram
    Shivani Ram 2 месяца назад

    this is the best ted talk I've ever seen

  • Starbursts
    Starbursts 2 месяца назад

    The American school system is a massive joke. Glad I didn't have to experience secondary school there.

  • Christine Claiborne
    Christine Claiborne 3 месяца назад


  • Best Days of Your Life -Web Documentary
    Best Days of Your Life -Web Documentary 3 месяца назад

    Another inspiring speech on Education:

  • truth7seeker
    truth7seeker 3 месяца назад

    Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.

  • Sabo Sankara
    Sabo Sankara 3 месяца назад

    dont always clap lads

  • Wayne Stakem
    Wayne Stakem 3 месяца назад

    I always wanted to be home-schooled as a child, but that never happened. The public school system was horrible here. Bullying, intimation by teachers, not being allowed to disagree with cuntish authoritarian teachers, being dragged around like a ragdoll... I had serious issues with school and it took my confidence away.

  • Mari Rantanen
    Mari Rantanen 3 месяца назад

    Suomi mainittu

  • Holobrine
    Holobrine 3 месяца назад

    4:16 Oh you mean Duck Tales? XD

  • Nick Joslin
    Nick Joslin 3 месяца назад

    The educational system in this country is in need of complete overhaul on a scale that hasn't been seen since the Manhattan Project.

  • Autumn Imogen
    Autumn Imogen 3 месяца назад
    This talk inspired our cause. Please sign and help us today.

  • Wang Yingsen
    Wang Yingsen 3 месяца назад

    can not believe these anti-intellectualism trash still have market

  • Wang Yingsen
    Wang Yingsen 3 месяца назад

    over 70% Harvard university students get admission with the help of alumni donation system. off course they want to evaluate "creative" instead of having equal test.

  • Jack Higgs
    Jack Higgs 3 месяца назад

    As a year 12 student this really speaks to me. Coming to the end of the year, the one class I really felt inspired by and appreciated was literature; the one class of which you are awarded marks by your level of creativity in your individual responses. Not the just the content you spill out of a textbook.

  • A's Edition
    A's Edition 3 месяца назад

    There are so few people worthy of the title teacher.....this man is

  • Hector Morales
    Hector Morales 3 месяца назад

    I love this man.....great teacher

  • Mr Progress
    Mr Progress 3 месяца назад

    man I would love to have had this guy as my teacher.

  • Jelena Evans
    Jelena Evans 3 месяца назад

    I still think that standardised testing is a no-no!

  • TFrank
    TFrank 3 месяца назад +1

    I was educated in the current system and I also heard there are three kinds of people: those who can count and those who can't

  • JSPR shots
    JSPR shots 3 месяца назад

    If would love to pick the classes I want and not be forced into classes I don't want. I would choose radio and television and french. An hour (more or less) per class then you go home.

  • Jeremiah Ross
    Jeremiah Ross 3 месяца назад

    Hello, I am a young business major eager to learn and find creative ways to serve my community and follow my dreams at the same time. One obstacle I have found is finding the money to fund my formal education as well as my life. I have learned that I am a very creative person with an abundance of ideas, and the main reason for me to have money would be to buy myself time to cultivate these ideas instead of having to struggle for survival. I also have a link to a go fund me page that I pray will reach the right people who believe in the young and ambitious. Lastly, if this reaches someone who is not inclined to help, I hope that person would be inclined to send it to someone else that would like to help. Thank you in advance!

  • Peter Faber
    Peter Faber 3 месяца назад

    Remove religious influences from politics and the system will correct itself. Religion is all about conformity. Creativity is a threat to religious based cultures. Examples like Finland are the most atheist countries. And other examples are countries where religion does not interfere with government.

    ENLIGHTENMENTING 4 месяца назад

    Thanks Sir, by your talk. In fact, me like an Spaniard, I've learnt so much from british and american philosophers and psychologists. Ayn Rand and Nathaniel Branden is one of them. Emerson, Marden and Smiles are also. Liberty and necessity in learning are effective. I agree with you in that learning is a creative process, not a mere routine. But I suspect that something is rooten in Danemark: we are all doomed in a system of idiotized masses: an Orwellian world. Thanks again, Ken.

  • Billy Bob Thornton
    Billy Bob Thornton 4 месяца назад

    The first joke triggered the liberal Californians in the audience.

  • M Garcia
    M Garcia 4 месяца назад +1

    This is not a teacher problem, a student problem, or a district problem, it's a fundamental problem of how we view schools - teachers - students. I wanted to become a teacher in the states, but I could not survive (mentally/economically) with so much going against you. The root of the problem is how the system is thought of and who it benefits. If the masses of low labor workers know their worth, then the upper class reap all the benefits. But if we seriously decide to make a change, in all aspects of what relationships we have within the umbrella of teaching/learning. It's a process that some are not willing to take.

  • seinundzeiten
    seinundzeiten 4 месяца назад +1

    so funny and clever

  • Insanely Racing
    Insanely Racing 4 месяца назад

    Freak it!! I am going to break through and repeal and replace this old junky school system!!!!!

  • Evan Sanchez
    Evan Sanchez 4 месяца назад

    Pure acceptance cattle unlikely benefit participant medicine struggle.

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  • Ray B
    Ray B 4 месяца назад


  • A. F. Nik.
    A. F. Nik. 4 месяца назад +1

    It really annoys me when people put Maths in STEM and not the arts.
    and yes ik what stem means

  • Luke
    Luke 4 месяца назад +1

    "Education is not a mechanical system, its a human system" Well said sir.

  • suraj punjabi
    suraj punjabi 4 месяца назад

    he has aged a lot since giving his famous 2007 talk.

  • . jwkkilljoy
    . jwkkilljoy 4 месяца назад

    teared me up a bit. I think this is the best TED talk i have seen so far

  • emre kececi
    emre kececi 4 месяца назад

    Türkiye'deki eğitimi görse gözlüğünü götüne sokarak intihar eder

  • Ian Christensen
    Ian Christensen 4 месяца назад +1

    As a Canadian I'd say he was mistaken about Canada. We have similar problems here. Teachers and schools are evaluated by the government on standardized tests. Our school boards are punished or awarded funding based off of those tests. The focus of our schools is on the STEM subjects and all the other subjects are vastly under funded and maligned. Children are still evaluated on their ability to perform well on tests and sometimes papers/assignments. There's little to no individualized teaching and our teachers are often just more advanced babysitters. This may have changed since my time in school (graduated high school just over 10 years ago) but from what I gather from what teachers in my life have told me, this hasn't changed much. Also our drop-out rate isn't all too great either, and is often on par with American drop-out rates. I think North America, in general, is fixated on testing as an evaluation on children's abilities rather than the school's ability to teach them. Many of my peers can remember being told that they're either a "good student" or a "bad student" without much of any effort on the part of schools or parents to examine the underlying problems that may result in such observations.

  • Delta Samurai
    Delta Samurai 4 месяца назад

    trying to make a meme whos ted?