TED Talk Legend Sir Ken Robinson Talks To TIME

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Sir Ken Robinson’s TED Talks have been watched by more people than any other speaker in the conference’s history. Online, his three talks combined have gotten over 21 million views, but Robinson estimates that when you include event presentations, his 2006 “Schools Kill Creativity” talk has been watched by over 300 million people. No wonder he’s referred to “the sneezing baby panda of the TED ecosystem” on their website.

The educator and author sat down with TIME to discuss his new book Finding Your Element, which encourages individuals to seek out their passion and make sure it’s part of everyday life.

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salesepatu
salesepatu

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DanielJ.Webster
DanielJ.Webster

I have not read Ken Robinson's book yet, but intend to. From the short snippet of what I heard in this interview, I agree with him fully. I teach at the university level in Japan, a country where the concept of "education" has been test-oriented for a longer time than it has in the USA. Therefore, I find it especially distressing that politicians in the States, as well as professional educators, seem to want to emulate the competitiveness and test-score-obsessed nature of the school system--which, in my opinion, is not the solution but the problem.