Educational webvids

Abject Learning is running an informal contest on favorite (educational) online videos. While their focus is broader than ours, I found a couple gems.

I was so struck by Ken Robinson's TED talk "Do schools today kill creativity?" that I picked up "Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative." He argues not only that creativity is socially and economically critical, but that it can be learned (but not necessarily taught). Fascinating stuff, told with wry humor:

For an ethnographic take on a similar idea, check out the trailer to "Voices from the New American Schoolhouse," which documents the Fairhaven School, a Sudbury School in Upper Marlboro, MD. Guaranteed to give you plenty to think about:

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