The Aspen Institute

AIF2010: Ideas in Education

Featuring Sir Ken Robinson, Geoffrey Canada, Joel Klein and others.
AIF2010: Ideas in Education


Podcasts from the Ideas in Education track of the 2010 Aspen Ideas Festival.





Scaling Great Ideas in Education

Jul 8, 2010 1:12:3


There are great examples of successful educational initiatives nationwide. The big challenge is: How do we bring them to classrooms across the United States? Diverse experts present their ideas.

Educating the Emotions: A Middle Aged Guy Talks About Engaging Passion

Jul 7, 2010 1:9:6


The main reason the education system doesnt work these days is not that we\'re bad at math and English instruction. It is that students lack the soft skills - how t ouse teavhers as a tool for learning - and schools treat kids as blank slates to be filled with information instead of as emotionally needy creatures looking to organize their passions.

What IS a Good Assessment?

Jul 7, 2010 1:8:4


The standardized test can make or break students\' chances at the colleges of their choice. Today, educators are exploring solutions that move away from homogenized assessments and place value on creativity

What Makes a GREAT Teacher?

Jul 7, 2010 1:10:11


Pressures on teachers are substantial, from classroom management to ensuring that children succeed on standardized tests. And teachers must ensure that students achievement is consistent over time. But what do kids really need to be successful?

Rethinking Education Philanthropy

Jul 7, 2010 1:0:43


Improving the performace of our nation\'s education system means focusing on policy issues, reorganizing school models, and leveraging, social and new media.

Sir Ken Robinson: The Element

Jul 7, 2010 1:14:0


How finding your passion changes everything.

Tale from Katrina: One Youth\'s Heroic Story Inspires a Memoir

Jul 7, 2010 0:49:51


As if losing everything wasnt enough, rising floodwaters imperiled Troy Simon\\\'s life. Five years later,with support from College Track, this New Orleans teen is taking pen to paper to tell his story - never having written before.

What Should Kids Know?

Jul 6, 2010 1:8:5


Creativity, Problem-Solving, the fundamentals of science, math, literature, and history are a given as to what kids should know but high school graduation, but how do we measure true knowledge?

Race to the Future: Will Big Changes in Education Policy Lead to Big Improvements in Education?

Jul 6, 2010 0:56:21


The Race to the Top competition among the states instigated an unprecedented season of change in edcuation policy. What are the most exciting changes and what are some of the barriers to overcome?

What is a Learning Ecosystem and How Does It Advance Educational Innovation?

Jun 7, 2010 1:11:41


Youth are the true progenitors of the digital media age, but how will this change learning for generations to come-inside and outside of the classroom?