Ken Robinson wants you to dilute academics in favor of creativity. Don't do it.

Ken Robinson wants to create a creativity curriculum, and downgrade "academics." By academics Robinson and his supporters mean all the things that schools traditionally taught, such as reading, writing, and arithmetic.

If you care about any aspect of the traditional curriculum, you have to watch this development with concern. 

The schools are doing a dreadful job of teaching reading now. Can you imagine if they give any less emphasis to it?

Everything in public schools comes down to time. How many hours for this, how many hours for that? If Robinson has his way, then the schools will become looser, sloppier, fuzzier. I would like to see reading taught with greater efficiency. I would like to see more emphasis on promptness, correctness, precision.

The kind of school that Ken Robinson talks about –- the huge, rigid, factory-like monster out of a Dickens novel-- hardly exists anymore. If such schools did exist, then maybe Robinson has a point. I don't think there are any left.

This article explains the flaws in Robinson's agenda.

Ken Robinson and the Factory Method of Education

http://www.examiner.com/article/ken-robinson-and-the-factory-method...

Views: 108

Comment

You need to be a member of School Leadership 2.0 to add comments!

Join School Leadership 2.0

FOLLOW SL 2.0

JOIN SL 2.0

SUBSCRIBE TO

SCHOOL LEADERSHIP 2.0

School Leadership 2.0 is the premier virtual learning community for school leaders from around the globe.  Our community is a subscription based paid service ($19.95/year or only $1.99 per month for a trial membership)  which will provide school leaders with outstanding resources. Learn more about membership to this service by clicking one our links below.

 

Click HERE to subscribe as an individual.

 

Click HERE to learn about group membership (i.e. association, leadership teams)

CREATE AN EMPLOYER PROFILE AND GET JOB ALERTS AT 

SCHOOLLEADERSHIPJOBS.COM

SCHOOL LEADERSHIP 2.0 EVENTS

Amazon/SL 2.0 Book Store

School Leadership 2.0

© 2020   Created by William Brennan and Michael Keany   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service