7 TED talks you need to listen to before you choose your education

TED is amazing as it’s a great way to understand complex issues in a few minutes. So before you sign your future, or at least you next three to six years, litraly investing yourself in a system that’s bight and shinny from the outside, go over these:


  1. David Helfand: Designing a university for the new millennium – This is something from a guy that looks like he’s been in the system since the dawn of humanity, but he frames the issues smartly.
  2. Chris Anderson: How YouTube is driving innovation – A deeper look at how free for all video is changing how knowledge is created and passed.
  3. Salman Khan: Let’s use video to reinvent education – Why do we still learn from books? I have NFI…
  4. Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud – Some great thoughts about school and learning, presented in the most delightful way.
  5. Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity? – The short answer is YES, but if you haven’t listed to the world most watched TED talk (>50M veiws) then watch now.
  6.  Gever Tulley: 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do – This is one of the first TED talks I watched, it’s about primary education and parenthood, but see if you can make the links to choosing your path.