This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Xmas Legs Small Present Present
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the Canada version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > Arran Banner > 21 April 2018 > Education advice

Education advice


This letter is not directly concerned with Arran but sometimes you come across something that impresses you so much you want to share it – even if you’re not on social media; so I decided to ignore, for the present, the potholes and CalMac and mention something a bit more uplifting.

If I’m the last person to discover the words of Ken Robison, the educationalist, my apologies, but if you haven’t come across him and you’re at all interested in children’s education, please check him out. I’ve not yet read Mr Robison’s books but so far have only listened to his TED talks on the web. Some of the talks include ‘How to escape education’s Death Valley’, ‘Bring on the education revolution’, ‘Do school’s kill creativity?’ and ‘Changing education paradigms’. Each talk lasts for about 20 minutes, and are highly entertaining with some fascinating comments on things such as academia, ADHD and much more. I was prompted to check out Mr Robison when I saw him on television responding to a statement by a cabinet minister who had stated that all children should aspire to go to Oxford or Cambridge. Mr. Robison said that he reckoned that the politician ‘had lost his mind’. I immediately liked this guy.

Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Arran Banner - 21 April 2018
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - 21 April 2018
Or 139 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only $ 0.77 per issue
Or 3999 points
6 Month Digital Subscription
Only $ 0.81 per issue
Or 2099 points

View Issues

About Arran Banner

Local news, leisure and sport.

Other Articles in this Issue