If you’re an educator, you’ve probably seen this video from Sir Ken Robinson a half-dozen times by now. I agree with the fact that the route to an education marginalizes a person’s true intrinsic values, and have experienced first-hand the dichotomy of how established hierarchies regard academic (intellectual) vs. vocational (economic) education.
However, I disagree with Sir Ken’s opinions about not grouping kids age-wise. It’s my opinion that Sir Ken has neglected a little aspect of life amongst adolescents, commonly referred to as puberty. ‘Nuff said.
I don’t pretend to know all the answers. In an age where educators are constantly looking for the next knowledgeable expert in the field, I would hope that educators retain their “academic” insight and their “vocational” common sense to appraise and argue any statement that is delivered from such intellects.