posts tagged: education

Teaching is a creative profession

Education and learning is a creative way of life. We all learn, live and work differently. Yet we continue to propagate a culture of command and control in leadership and a dominant discourse of standardized testing in education. Sir. Ken Robinson in this TED Education Talk outlines what the human mind needs to flourish. He introduces us to a different way of thinking about education and learning wherein teachers are valued, supported and seen as a creative profession — not a cost to monitored and cut. A list of summary quotes from his talk … Education is about learning. People can spend a lot of time talking about education and never talk … Keep Reading…

Every Child Needs a Champion

These are the words of Dr. Rita Pierson, a teacher of 40 years, the daughter and granddaughter of teachers. In her TED Talk during the first ever TED/PBS TV special on TEDTalks Education, Rita shares with us her view on how we can reform education, on what teachers can do to help children succeed, to stay in school and to believe in themselves. Teachers need to believe, listen and value their children, even if they don’t like them. Teachers need to seek first to understand, not to be understood. Every child, she says, deserves a champion who will never give up on them … and insists they become the best … Keep Reading…

Sir Ken Robinson: Changing education

This is an excellent animated video of a talk by Sir Ken Robinson, education and creativity expert on Changing Education. Keep Reading…

Digital Media Learning and Literacies in Media Management & Communications

This blog post is about the what, how and why digital media literacies is important in media management and communications theory, education and practice. Keep Reading…