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What can we do? - an open letter to teachers - promoting the flipped learning

As Sir Ken Robinson ended his talk with Benjamin Franklin's quote , "There are three sorts of people in the world: Those who are immovable, people who don't get, they don't want to get it, they're going to do anything about it. There are people who are movable, people who see the need for change and are prepared to listen to it. And there are people who move, people who make things happen."

Lets be the type of people who move. Instead of questioning "why has the education system not changed yet?" or " why didn't the government take any initiative to change?" , I believe we should act within our circle of influence. It is the question of "What can we do about it?" What can we do about our education system? How can we improve it as students, teachers or parents.

As a student myself, I've been working on promoting the flipped learning , as I believe it is one of the first steps in progressing ourselves for change. Here is an open letter to teachers out there, http://faizulzuraimi.blogspot.com/2013/05/an-open-letter-to-teachers-my-name-is.html

and do visit my blog as well: faizulzuraimi.blogspot.com

"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself." as mentioned by John Dewey , one of the figures in Progressive Education Movement in the late 19th century.

Perhaps we too , can be one of those "movable people" .Perhaps there shall be a Digital Age of Progressive Education Movement. It all begins with one simple question , "what can we do?"

I would love to see your opinions :)

update (5.6.13) : http://faizulzuraimi.blogspot.com/2013/06/education-is-everyones-business-do.html


Closing Statement from Faizul Zuraimi

Thank you all to those who participated in this conversation and those who took the time to read and visit my blog. I've learned a lot from dialogues with you guys , the TED community, and I'm really glad that some of you sent me emails , articles and ebooks to help me in this cause. This is the first time I ever hosted a conversation on TED. Your comments and support are my inspiration and I'm looking forward to host another conversation in the near future, perhaps when I'm done with my exams. :)


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  • May 12 2013: Hi Faizul
    I am from Chennai India. Wonderful to find like minded people. Please visit our website www.cloudtheatrecompany.in
    It is an uphill task convincing people to actually DO things differently in education. Oh yes, it's a great idea to teach through theatre, but ........when it comes to funding. We don't go anywhere near our government as we would be tied up in knots. Huge work to do in India. It is a complex situation to put it simply! Our numbers are our challenge.
    Ken Robinson is my inspiration. What a sense of humour!
    Great to meet you.
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      May 13 2013: Hi Yamuna,
      I've just visited the website and found out you are the creative director of the company. The pleasure is mine to meet you. I really admire how you combine theatre and internet in an innovative way. Just out of curiosity , do you have any videos for one of the math or science lessons? I'm curious to know how it operate.

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