This week I want to share with you my 10 favourite teds.
They are all about education and languages, about this mutual project on teaching and learning that allows students and educators share their brilliant ideas through their knowledge. It is the best opportunity for them to learn from each other and to engage themselves in a great and unique experience: discovering the world.
1. Patricia Ryan: Don’t insist on English!
It is about the influence of English on the Gulf and the transition of English as a language used worldwide for communication to a global language, used mainly for business, science and research purposes nowadays.
2. Suzanne Talhouk: Don’t kill your language
She reflects on the use of the mother tongue as a means of preserving the values of the native culture and language.
3. Diana Laufenberg: How to learn? From mistakes
The message of this ted is to allow students experience the real world, let them get involved in their learning process. Failure is a step forward.
4. Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?, Changing education paradigms, Bring on the learning revolution!, How to escape education’s death valley
These are great teds about how education shapes us and the main point is the importance of creativity in school and how systems usually simply „destroy” it.
5. Takaharu Tezuka: The best kindergarten you’ve ever seen
The architect presents a new point of view on kindergardens: open spaces for kids.
6. Gever Tulley: 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do, Life lessons through tinkering
He encourages parents to allow children use „dangerous” objects and do things that are considered dangerous, in order to make them become more aware of the world.
I hope you learn from them too.