Friday, December 17, 2010

If Life Is A Card Game, Does A Paradigm Beat A Paradox?

Yesterday, this blog was informed by an essay from about alienation (or not) written by a prof at The Ohio State University. A young reader in the Grand Canyon State received an H/T for suggesting the inclusion of the essay in the holdings (nearly 3K posts since 2003) of this virtual Reserve Room in the largest, messiest library on earth: the Internet/World Wide Web. Today's H/T goes out in response to an e-mail message from another regular visitor to this blog — from the Nation's Dairyland — suggesting that this blogger view an 11-minute video clip that has gone viral on YouTube. The video is an animated version of a talk that a British educator gave to the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) earlier this year. The faithful visitor Up North wrote: "Check this out. It's a good analysis of education in America." And so it is. However, in truth, this blogger always thought that a paradigm was the equivalent of 20¢. If this is (fair & balanced) lame humor, so be it.

[x YouTube/RSA Channel
Changing Education Paradigms
By Ken Robinson

[Sir Ken Robinson was Director of The Arts in Schools Project (1985–89), Professor of Arts Education at the University of Warwick (1989–2001) and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 for services to education. Robinson studied English and Drama (B.Ed.) at University of Leeds and completed a Ph.D. (researching drama and theatre in education) at the University of London. His most recent book, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything (2009), is being translated into sixteen languages.]

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