Gily Stein

Tel-Aviv Jaffa, Israel

About Gily

Languages

English

Areas of Expertise

Linguistics & cognition, Music, Poetry, Urban Culture, psychology - clinical, cognitive, social, Journalisim, Peace Activism, Human Rights Advocacy, Popular science, Women Rights and Activism

I'm passionate about

Language, Music and whatever is between and beyond. About the Human ability capacity for constant change, development, self bettering. About the power of a community of individuals.

Universities

Tel Aviv University

Comments & conversations

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Gily Stein
Posted about 5 years ago
Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!
Maybe what we need instead of a simple revolution is paced up evolution- one which celebrates its mutations, while nurturing pockets of controlled revolution to feed the main body. I do not wanna live in a world where every child is celebrated solely for his age and inexperience, and where experience and wisdom are tossed aside and labeled useless. I think we are fast approaching a farmerless world and need to stop and think whether we really want to get there, and wake up to the fact we have more control of this process than we think.
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Gily Stein
Posted about 5 years ago
Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!
They are less easy to group, tend to be too set in their ways, or are placed too high in the social order to ever realize they have lost the ability to keep up with the rate of change. But when the system is run by those who are unable of changing, any revolution will continue to meet blocked gates and the generation gaps will only grow and lead to further discontent. The second bone I have to pick with modern perceptions of education is that concept of 'revolution'. I know it tends to excite TEDesters and their followers and can by itself get you a standing ovation- it's one of the prototypical buzzwords. But we have to be careful about when we use it and about how we implement the ideas it represents. I- as everyone here, know something is broken. But as children of the 20th century many of us know that (to quote The Pet Shop Boys) - sometimes the solution is worse than the problem. (TBC)
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Gily Stein
Posted about 5 years ago
Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!
I agree with those who say Sir Robinson and his wise words need no further praising, but there are still two issues concerning education I wish were addressed by a man of his caliber. One is that of adult education. Whenever I hear a talk about education the speaker's only concern is the schooling of those aged 0-20. Those of us who are not in that age bracket are asked to remold our brains and scavenge for information by our own means, or through our increasingly hypothetical children. But since the world we live in is undergoing such rapid changes, and since most of us are the faulty products of that outdated system everyone is complaining about, we need to start thinking how we educate our adults as well- even those who still own a wrist watch. I guess most educators only concern themselves with the young because teaching adults is nearly impossible. (TBC)