Sir Ken Robinson and benefits of personalized learning are well known among educators. Robinson is best known for most viewed TED Talk of all time, “Do Schools Kill Creativity?”
He recently spoke at Lehigh University as part of the College of Education’s Distinguished Lecture Series: Leaders of Practice. His lecture “Creative Schools: Revolutionizing Education from the Ground Up,” focused on engaging students through creativity and personalized methods of teaching.
Sir Ken Robinson is mentioned in the best-selling book, Smarter Squared: How to Use Personalized Learning to Master School Faster and Create the Future You Want. HowtoLearn.com wholeheartedly agrees with him about the benefits of personalized learning.
“Dance is as important as mathematics,” said Robinson to his audience at Lehigh. He continued to say that dance education is an effective technique for communicating with others, learning about different cultures, and improving relationships between genders.
“The real principle that governs human ability is diversity,” Robinson said. “We have all kinds of abilities across different disciplines and fields.”
Because the entire world is a community of learners, Robinson believes each school should be different. He says that the current educational system promotes academic intelligence, emphasizing output and graduation rates.
“We have confused academic ability with human intelligence,” Robinson said. “Academic ability is important, but it is not the whole of human intelligence. There would be no music, no business, no dance or no arts.”