Today we watched two videos of lectures from TED.com. After the jump (click on “more,” below) I’ll include the notes that I gave students before watching the videos. After each of the two videos, I gave this prompt, due Tuesday:
What does Ken Robinson believe people need to be prepared for the world? What are his reasons? Why does he say this is needed for society? What does Mike Rowe believe people need to be prepared for the world? What are his reasons? Why does he say this is needed for society? Which argument do you find most persuasive? Why? (3-4 paragraphs, typed, 1-1/2 spaced)
- TED = “Technology, Education, Design”
- Lots of smart/creative people talking about innovative ideas
After each one, you’ll be given a short time to write in answer to the same question:
What argument is making about what kind of work we should value, and how people should decide what they’re going to do with their lives?
So think about that while we’re watching.