Time to dispense with the ‘fast food’ model of education


Compelling viewing ( … and thankfully no reference to the Paul McCartney example which is wearing a little thin). Do what you love to do, says Robinson, as education has to feed the spirit. A standardised model of education that makes students do things they do not want to do, by implication, impoverishes the spirit just as the standard fare served up at fast food restaurants is depleting physical well being. Personalising education, he argues, by customising a curriculum to cater for individual interests, will foster the diversity of talents that communities need.

Stirring stuff, and feasible with the appropriate harnessing of technology, but not before a radical rethink about what it means to go to school. This requires disruptive innovation to take hold.