Revolutionary ideas are important motors of societal change. Although not always practical or even prudent, it is important to engage in discussion about how to improve as such discussions result in change. However, change is also a societal force: as American and global society continues to evolve and technology pushes forward, so too do the requirements of a standard education. This evolution is evident when examining school curricula today in contrast to 50 years ago. They are different because the economy demands different and more specialized skills today compared to five decades ago. However, many aren’t satisfied with the trajectory of education in America as the education system grapples with preparing students for the needs of tomorrow and, as a result, setting it straight will be the defining issue in education leadership over the course of the next few years. Below is a collection of videos from experts in the field proposing radical and not so radical ideas on how to improve education in America.
- The Call to Reinvent Liberal Arts Education – Liz Coleman
- A ‘Mathemagical’ Formula for Changing Math Education – Arthur Benjamin
- Education Innovation in the Slums – Charles Leadbeater
- Do Schools Kill Creativity? – Sir Ken Robinson
- The Importance of Teaching Art and Science – Mae Jemison
- Let’s Raise Kids to be Entrepreneurs – Cameron Herold
- Bring on the Learning Revolution! – Sir Ken Robinson