School for Smarts


This animation was developed from a talk by Sir Ken Robinson to Britain’s Royal Society of Arts. It’s the clearest presentation I’ve seen of why our current education system is such a mismatch for our modern minds. And why some of our brightest kids are being penalized for what the 21st-century world best trains them for. And how we might fix it.


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