Knowledge, School, and Western Tradition: Shaykh Hamza Yusuf Hanson’s Zaytuna Commencement Speech

Here, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf Hanson discusses the original aims of a Liberal Arts education, the Islamic roots of Western tradition, and the failures of an education without values. Please comment. Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil. – C.S. Lewis

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How to Escape Education’s Death Valley – Sir Ken Robinson

This most recent iteration (2013) of Robinson’s call for a rethinking of standardized education calls upon us to cast down a culture of conformity in favor of one of individuality in education; one which acknowledges, considers, and draws upon the diversity of human beings in forging stronger individuals and societies.

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Meeting the Needs of Society by Meeting the Needs of Learners

In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids’ natural talents can flourish. In essence, he argues that we meet the needs of our society by meeting the needs of learners.

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How Schools Kill Creativity

In this talk, Sir Kenneth Robinson challenges us to change the way we look at success in education towards a model that embraces multiple intelligences and a future in flux.  It’s been eight years since this talk, and this message has been reiterated by many.  Are we even approaching the change he says is necessary?

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“America can’t afford to wait another 50 years to figure this out.” – Geoffery Canada

…. And neither can the myriad societies following the American model of education. The system of schooling developed by 19th and 20th century industrialists no longer serves us and the children of our societies.  What are we to do in order provide equal access to educational opportunities and to ensure that those opportunities are pursued […]

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After-School Tutors that Inspire – But why is there such a need?

Truly inspiring to see such dedicated individuals making a difference.  My question is:  If school is such an effective medium, and if students are spending 8 hours a day in school, why are after school tutoring programs such as this necessary for children to succeed?

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