TED Talks Education show

TED Talks Education

Summary: What should future schools look like? How do brains learn? Some of the world's greatest educators, researchers, and community leaders share their stories and visions onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

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 Charles Leadbeater: The era of open innovation | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:19:01

In this deceptively casual talk, Charles Leadbeater weaves a tight argument that innovation isn't just for professionals anymore. Passionate amateurs, using new tools, are creating products and paradigms that companies can't.

 Ray Kurzweil: The accelerating power of technology | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:22:56

Inventor, entrepreneur and visionary Ray Kurzweil explains in abundant, grounded detail why, by the 2020s, we will have reverse-engineered the human brain and nanobots will be operating your consciousness.

 Richard Baraniuk: The birth of the open-source learning revolution | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:18:34

Rice University professor Richard Baraniuk explains the vision behind Connexions, his open-source, online education system. It cuts out the textbook, allowing teachers to share and modify course materials freely, anywhere in the world.

 Nicholas Negroponte: One Laptop per Child | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:17:37

Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the MIT Media Laboratory, describes how the One Laptop Per Child project will build and distribute the "$100 laptop."

 Dan Dennett: Let's teach religion -- all religion -- in schools | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:24:45

Philosopher Dan Dennett calls for religion -- all religion -- to be taught in schools, so we can understand its nature as a natural phenomenon. Then he takes on The Purpose-Driven Life, disputing its claim that, to be moral, one must deny evolution.

 Ken Robinson: How schools kill creativity | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:19:24

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

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