Creative Thinking in Education
Edgar, a co-op student in our program and a former volunteer who worked with me at University of Alberta International in the Education Abroad Resource Library, shared a link with me recommending that I check out a talk given by Sir Ken Robinson at a conference on creativity. Edgar feels the talk is “one of the best talks on education, and anything else for that matter, I ever heard” (personal communication, July 16, 2009) and I must agree that it is well worth the 20 minutes you will invest in listening. You can watch the video or choose to download as a podcast so you can then check it out when you can fit it into your busy schedules.
I am also happy that Edgar sent the link to me because now I have been introduced to TED, a website dedicated to Ideas worth sharing. TED has sharing figured out, not only are you able to visit their website you can easily share these ideas that are worth sharing. For this video not only can you download it as an MP3 or MP4, they have buttons so that you can share the link through facebook (this is how Edgar shared the link with me), you can bookmark with StumbleUpon, Delicious, diggit or reddit, or you can twitter, myspace, buzz or buss or video rss the video. There is also a share button on the video bar which enables you to be able to share this video by copying HTML to your clipboard and pasting into your blog or web page. I have embedded the video here for your ease of use and hope that you enjoy Sir Ken Robinson’s talk and can begin exploring TED.