The 21st century has brought us so many opportunities and possibilities. Meanwhile, the learning methods are changing and updating consistently. The theories of multi-intelligence, frame of talent capacities, citizen intelligence and others alike are diversifying the ways of learning.
Sir Ken Robinson is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources. In 2006, he came to TED and challenged the way we're educating our children. He championed a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.
Four years later, he came back to TED again in 2010. This time he led us to think about the education revolution from the perspective of human resources management. He pointed out that we should change our education style from the industrial to agricultural model, provide individual education for different people and provide the students with the opportunities to dig up their potentials.
China’s education issue has drawn much attention from both the domestic and international societies. Sir Ken Robinson believes that the aim of education is to “cultivate us to be ourselves”, but who we are on earth? It is really difficult to give an answer. The information provided by New York Times in a week is as much as what a person could know in his whole life in the 18th century. The newest knowledge we learn today will be totally out-of-date in only three years. Therefore, we really need to think about what we can do to enrich and update ourselves in this era.
TEDxBNU is inviting you to join our TEDx University day on April 22nd to discuss how we should learn in the 21st century!