Ted Radio Hour

We know getting a good education is important, but does the current model nurture real learning? Three TED speakers share powerful ideas about how to change the education for the better. Teachers are flipping classrooms, rethinking lesson plans, and
re-imagining the role of teacher and student, learner and educator.

HOST: Alison Stewart

Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems that cultivate creativity.

Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos. He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script.

John Hunter puts all the problems of the world on a 4'x5' plywood board -- and lets his 4th-graders solve them. He explains how his World Peace Game engages school kids, and why the complex lessons it teaches go further than classroom lectures can.

Guests: 

Ken Robinson, Salman Khan and John Hunter

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