You are cordially invited to the next TEDxTheHague salon! Our June edition — themed The Future of Learning — is curated by TEDxTheHague regular Diantha Rumahlewang.
Diantha has attended TEDxTheHague Salon 4 times and is passionate about learning. Her all-time favorite TED Talk is, not surprisingly, Ken Robinson: How schools kill creativity. She writes:
"Plato stated that each child possesses the power to learn. And that each child is blessed with innate curiosity. The global challenges we face in the 21st century appeal - more than ever - to creativity, curiosity and continuous learning.
Let us not talk about the Educational System. Let us celebrate the Future of Learning.
I have had the great privilege to have worked in formal education and research for over 25 years. As a teacher, dean, counsellor, curriculum manager and department head I have been part of The System. As an aunt and godmother I am worried about that very same System."
Diantha has selected the following videos:
Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms
In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools' dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD. An important, timely talk for parents and teachers.
Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion
Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don’t like.’” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level.
Lisanne Vriens: Putting the system upside down
What do students want and need to take control of their own education? In a funny, entertaining, and passionate talk, 15 year old Lisanne Vriens speaks to educators, school leaders and government about what students today need to get a full education, and how to achieve this.
Logan LaPlante: Hackschooling makes me happy
When 13 year-old Logan LaPlante grows up, he wants to be happy and healthy. He discusses how hacking his education is helping him achieve this goal.
RSVP if you want to attend
We hope this theme will resonate with you, awaken your curiosity and make you decide to attend TEDxTheHague. To stimulate conversation, we admit up to 20 guests. If you want to be put on our final guest list, please RSVP. First-come, first-served!
We look forward to a stimulating evening filled with spirited conversation and new discoveries.
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