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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley

Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley
Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility. This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_how_to_escape_education_s_death_valley

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