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'Education, Education, Education' with Richard Gerver at the London Business Forum

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Uploaded on Nov 27, 2008

What's the most important goal of an education system? For too many people, Richard Gerver told the London Business Forum (LBF), it's examination -- the linear, simplistic, industrial method of sorting people into different pigeonholes, based on how much information they can retain and reproduce at will. Yet the global economy is now entering a phase in which so-called "soft skills" are becoming hard currency. We should be educating our kids in a way that maximises their creative potential, when instead we're crushing the imagination out of them from the age of five.

"I am going to make you sit a test," said Gerver to the LBF. At this, a soft groan passed around the room, each of us fretting that our ignorance might be exposed. Gerver is the progenitor of a teaching method that won worldwide acclaim through UNESCO. Suddenly, we were struggling to recall all the facts we could from our childhood, amid the foggy memories of pointless, soperific, uninspiring lessons...

Find out more about this event at http://www.londonbusinessforum.com/ev...

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