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

  • Опубликовано:  4 года назад
  • 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: 2 126

  • Humble Eurus
    Humble Eurus 21 час 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 2 дня назад

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

  • Geralt
    Geralt 2 дня назад

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

  • Jester 3401
    Jester 3401 4 дня 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 6 дней назад

    That's it

  • Danny Danni
    Danny Danni 7 дней 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 8 дней назад

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

  • 박상준
    박상준 8 дней назад


  • Ethan Ooamii
    Ethan Ooamii 9 дней 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 9 дней 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 9 дней 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 10 дней назад

    17:14, wow she is beautiful.

  • Brother LT118
    Brother LT118 10 дней назад +1

    Phhhh, I mix up the kids all the time.

  • wunkewldewd
    wunkewldewd 10 дней 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 12 дней 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 12 дней назад

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

  • Shamir George
    Shamir George 14 дней назад

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

  • Gaurav Deora
    Gaurav Deora 16 дней назад

    This is awesome

  • Durell Nelson
    Durell Nelson 17 дней назад

    This guy is good

  • Garba Hamadou
    Garba Hamadou 19 дней 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 21 день назад

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

  • Olatunde Idris Oparemi
    Olatunde Idris Oparemi 25 дней 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 25 дней назад

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

  • Donnie Vegas
    Donnie Vegas 26 дней назад would love some help with my education😊

  • denise cagle
    denise cagle 28 дней назад

    He is both funny and totally makes sense.

  • Robert Fuerer
    Robert Fuerer 29 дней назад

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

  • Suddhasattwa Ganguly
    Suddhasattwa Ganguly Месяц назад

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

  • Gamer Lightning
    Gamer Lightning Месяц 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 Месяц назад

      cat sat on computer :D LOL

    • Gamer Lightning
      Gamer Lightning Месяц назад


  • The Nok Life
    The Nok Life Месяц назад

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

  • circles in the night
    circles in the night Месяц назад

    I wish he was my teacher

  • มั่ว นิ่ม
    มั่ว นิ่ม Месяц назад

    I admire you.Good Education.

  • aurelius7778
    aurelius7778 Месяц 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 Месяц назад

    this is the best ted talk I've ever seen

  • Starbursts
    Starbursts Месяц назад

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

  • Christine Claiborne
    Christine Claiborne Месяц назад


  • Best Days of Your Life -Web Documentary

    Another inspiring speech on Education:

  • truth7seeker
    truth7seeker Месяц назад

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

  • Shabi
    Shabi Месяц назад

    dont always clap lads

  • Wayne Stakem
    Wayne Stakem Месяц 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 Месяц назад

    Suomi mainittu

  • Holobrine
    Holobrine Месяц назад

    4:16 Oh you mean Duck Tales? XD

  • Nick Joslin
    Nick Joslin Месяц 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 Месяц назад

    This talk inspired our cause. Please sign and help us today.

  • Wang Yingsen
    Wang Yingsen 2 месяца назад

    can not believe these anti-intellectualism trash still have market

  • Wang Yingsen
    Wang Yingsen 2 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 2 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 2 месяца назад

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

  • Hector Morales
    Hector Morales 2 месяца назад

    I love this man.....great teacher

  • Mr Progress
    Mr Progress 2 месяца назад

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

  • Jelena Evans
    Jelena Evans 2 месяца назад

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

  • TFrank
    TFrank 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 месяца назад

    The first joke triggered the liberal Californians in the audience.

  • M Garcia
    M Garcia 2 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 2 месяца назад +1

    so funny and clever

  • Insanely Racing
    Insanely Racing 2 месяца назад

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

  • Evan Sanchez
    Evan Sanchez 2 месяца назад

    Pure acceptance cattle unlikely benefit participant medicine struggle.

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  • Ray B
    Ray B 2 месяца назад


  • A. F. Nik.
    A. F. Nik. 2 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 2 месяца назад +1

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

  • suraj punjabi
    suraj punjabi 2 месяца назад

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

  • . jwkkilljoy
    . jwkkilljoy 2 месяца назад

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

  • emre kececi
    emre kececi 2 месяца назад

    Türkiye'deki eğitimi görse gözlüğünü götüne sokarak intihar eder

  • Ian Christensen
    Ian Christensen 2 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 2 месяца назад

    trying to make a meme whos ted?

  • Eryk Pyts
    Eryk Pyts 2 месяца назад

    he's a left-wing ideologue who wants to de-emphasise STEM & grading, to make non-White children appear to perform better at school: it's a road to no where

    • Eryk Pyts
      Eryk Pyts 2 месяца назад

      "right-wing nutcase ranting... paranoia" LOL;
      have you heard about H1B visa system in the U.S.?
      what kind of professionals do you think American industry wants to attract?
      STEM PhDs (students who gained illustrious grades) or
      sociology majors whose papers were rarely graded?

    • André Ferreira
      André Ferreira 2 месяца назад

      Yet another right-wing nutcase ranting about his paranoia in the comments section...

  • J
    J 2 месяца назад

    Brilliant analogy at the end

  • Maya Honda-Granirer
    Maya Honda-Granirer 2 месяца назад +1

    I love this, totally agree.

  • Hayk Avagyan
    Hayk Avagyan 3 месяца назад

    Everyone knows this stuff, but no one has solutions... we want solutions...

  • alan canyon
    alan canyon 3 месяца назад

    I came across a book, "Emancipation Proclamation of Education" on Amazon. It's aimed at redirecting public education, but contains all you need to know to set up a healthy independent system of your own. Highly recommended! Students are learning compliance, NOT useful knowledge and skills.

  • Keyser Söze
    Keyser Söze 3 месяца назад

    I've loved Ken ever since I watched his talk years ago, "Do schools kill creativity?". Fabulous then, fabulous now. Governments need an overhaul - not just int he US, the UK is the same.

  • Take It
    Take It 3 месяца назад

    its alright we got you tube, were back on the rise the powers that be are screwed

  • Jonathan Iliffe
    Jonathan Iliffe 3 месяца назад

    Another speech about what's wrong with education. Let's hear some solutions. What does creative, curiosity-driven, individualized learning look like? Let's see it in action, show us how instead of always telling us why.

  • The Yummy Burritos
    The Yummy Burritos 3 месяца назад

    400 dislikers are school board members

  • Rocky Deejonamoo
    Rocky Deejonamoo 3 месяца назад

    A teacher has two jobs: Filling young minds with knowledge (i.e. facilitating learning), but more importantly, giving young minds a compass so that the knowledge doesn't go to waste.

  • Hi Jack
    Hi Jack 3 месяца назад

    Just talks talks talks and even more talks but no fucking thing gets done...this is what irritates me the most
    Everybody knows there's problem in the education but no does any fucking thing

  • Hi Jack
    Hi Jack 3 месяца назад

    Sometimes I wish was Finnish

  • Quetzalcoatl - the Serpent God
    Quetzalcoatl - the Serpent God 3 месяца назад

    The view counter needs three more zeroes at the end.

  • 고건
    고건 3 месяца назад

    Sadly, He said that standardized test should not be the dominant culture of education, however, I should take an exam about his speech(script) in next Thursday.

  • Calvin Wood
    Calvin Wood 3 месяца назад

    This guy is my spirit animal and whoever is my teacher next year better prepare for me when I refuse to do anything that I feel will not be beneficial to me

  • kichigaisensei
    kichigaisensei 3 месяца назад

    Maybe if our schools were less concerned with pushing various liberal agendas and more concerned with actual learning, there'd be an improvement.

    Instead of spending a second talking about transgender rights, teach the kids to read Plato in Greek. Instead of teaching them the government is the solution to all society's problems, teach them calculus.

  • Rabbie Burns
    Rabbie Burns 3 месяца назад

    I love Ken Robinson's talks, he makes me want to be a better teacher .. & i'm not even a teacher!! It is true though that all the education system is geared towards is to pass exams, teach people to get high scores, wrote learning, monkey see monkey do. We all know people who have passed many exams & they appear to not be very intelligent, or at least not creatively intelligent, but they studied every night & memorized the answers required to pass the tests.

  • Oana Sterlacci
    Oana Sterlacci 3 месяца назад

    Sir Ken Robinson makes great points, however, he fails to understand the most basic thing about American students vs students in Finland: Finland is a homogeneous society and American is heterogeneous society. It's difficult to engage students individually when you have 30 students in your class and they all have different cultural values. He fails to understand that there are cultures that look down on education and sabotage education in that way. America is by definition heterogeneous and this is the challenge in education and in other social issues in America.

  • santh2003
    santh2003 4 месяца назад

    he is a "sir" for a reason

  • C Powis
    C Powis 4 месяца назад

    There's only two types of people in the world. The ones that entertain, and the ones that observe. ~ Britney Spears

  • ugo et
    ugo et 4 месяца назад

    Too many laughters and frequent applause are annoying and prevent this lecture..

  • Nathaniel Radan
    Nathaniel Radan 4 месяца назад

    "neither r protected" 'yah cause i told"

  • Nathaniel Radan
    Nathaniel Radan 4 месяца назад

    so annoying all that 100s theyd spend out for Therapy i need clothes new cell phone and shoes and a long back leather office chair

  • Nathaniel Radan
    Nathaniel Radan 4 месяца назад

    "medium sand' like when u have fun/work on the farm'

  • Nathaniel Radan
    Nathaniel Radan 4 месяца назад

    ...oh yahhh i love those n 'bleach"

  • Nathaniel Radan
    Nathaniel Radan 4 месяца назад

    "need some mid rise to sit on those Reeboks"

  • Nathaniel Radan
    Nathaniel Radan 4 месяца назад

    "didnt even Say.. Anything.." 'No problem! We can notify you when it is available"

  • Nathaniel Radan
    Nathaniel Radan 4 месяца назад

    "thats him???' 'no.. cargo belted.. 'lily unis." lolde

  • Nathaniel Radan
    Nathaniel Radan 4 месяца назад

    i woke about her telling me "that is a puppet 'they have no feet' its called Slavery. i no how to do u"

  • Nathaniel Radan
    Nathaniel Radan 4 месяца назад

    guess i dont get that polo from Hollister Co

  • Nathaniel Radan
    Nathaniel Radan 4 месяца назад

    also need winter jeans