Sir Ken Robinson on Education

“We have to go from what is essentially an industrial model of education, a manufacturing model, which is based on linearity and conformity and batching people. We have to move to a model that is based more on principles of agriculture. We have to recognize that human flourishing is not a mechanical process; it's an organic process. And you cannot predict the outcome of human development. All you can do, like a farmer, is create the conditions under which they will begin to flourish.”
Ken Robinson

I read this quote in a recent issue of the Costco Connection. The whole article was quite inspiring for this homeschool mom because most of the things he had to say about an educational system that could work, sound so much like what is possible in homeschooling. He talks about personalizing education to the needs of the student, personalizing assessment to how the child learns individually, really every point he made describes what is done in two million homes across America through homeschooling.

As I gear up for a new school year, it is encouraging to know that not only am I following what I believe is best for my children from a Biblical perspective, much research also points to homeschooling as a superior educational system.

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