Sunday, October 31, 2010
Additional Assignment #3
I think that Mr. Ken Robinson said many important things, but I really think what he said about divergent thinking was one of the most important. We are educating our students to think more and more in a conformed and confined way. This is wrong. I didn't really disagree with anything in the presentation. I thought he made some great points. I think we are still being taught to teach kids so that they might benefit the economy. We are instilling in them a knowledge of technology and preparing them for jobs that aren't created yet but will need to be filled. However, the education classes I have taken have told me to get children to really think and expand their opinions and knowledge of information. As a teacher, I can encourage my kids to work together and to learn how to solve problems on their own. I can teach them to imagine, create, and use their minds to their full potential. Overall, I really enjoyed the presentation and the message that was sent. If I were told to do a presentation like this, I would love to be the narrator, the author, or the designer.