think divergently – encourage a DaVinci in your class or school [this century]: Post one

Sometimes you just stumble upon a great resource that helps you to challenge your own thinking. Well here is one by a well known writer, thinker and talker… Sir Ken Robinson.

This clip is one to use and challenge others thoughts – perhaps staff  about why we do things. It’s also a great clip for challenging your community to innovate, to try divergent ways to educate. This doesn’t mean we throw everything out – it just means we question… and question… then try and try…. and soon things will be different …. and hopefully better.

The clip takes about 12 minutes. Have a look and think about using it when you next need to make a big decisions.

Thanks to Alan Stange from the US for the link.

Here’s another by a secondary teacher Chris Betcher in Sydney, who I have followed for a while, doing a Pecha Kucha. If your not sure on what a Pecha Kucha is following his link

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3 Responses to think divergently – encourage a DaVinci in your class or school [this century]: Post one

  1. mwalker says:

    Glad the clips will help. A friend once said that no one wants to go to an “old” hospital preferring one that has kept up to date with technoglogy and modern practices. It’s the same challenge for schools I think.

    Having said that an old doctor friend of mine says that lots of people who have had critical operations won’t change some of the environmental factors(diet) that caused it even if it means a shorter life.So if they won’t change even when it means life or death then some people need to step aside and stop blocking.

    Heard and seen this before so don’t give up.

  2. Gillian coote says:

    Hi Mark,
    Two brilliant clips! I’m a deputy in a school facing these many challenges and I’m currently in Helsinki visiting schools that have been successful in achieving it. Why is this the case? I talk to staff who continually defend where they are and struggle to look into the future. These clips will help me encourage the staff to continue the conversations and the very many exciting possibilities of future education.
    Many thank,

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