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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 13 2013: Not yet as video Faizul. But some time ago, I used to do a summer programme at the Birla Planetarium. We did
    + -- x / for kindergarten for about 20 to 30 children. Then for older children I dramatized Geography and combined them into lessons like The Solar System, Currents Tides and Waves and Oceans and Seas with the Continents and Flora and Fauna of Coastlines and Trade Routes.
    Unfortunately, I lost all the scripts. But that's another story.
    Thank you for so promptly visiting our site.
    Would you email your observations to info@cloudtheatrecompany.in or yamuna@cloudtheatrecompany.in, so I could share them with my colleagues? I don't know how to transfer our dialogue from TED to them. I would much appreciate it.
    Bye for now.
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      May 13 2013: I've sent you an email . I'm looking forward for your reply :)
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        May 17 2013: what is your email address? my email is TLASteve@gmail.com I'll send you some ebooks by email to get you started. you can also visit www.BIBPenpals.com and see the youtube.com/bibpenpals youtube account to see how to work with other students over the internet
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          May 17 2013: Hi Steve , here's my email address , faizulzuraimi@gmail.com . Thanks a lot for sharing , i think it's really useful to support the flipped learning. And thanks also for your initiative , i really appreciate that

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