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Inspiring one other

This page contains educational topics from various sources that may inspire our thoughts and behaviours while engaged in education. Everyone’s contribution is warmly welcome: if you wish to share your view and experience or suggest an article or an author to feed this small niche of “Educational Views”, please email me or use our contact page

Source: Ted Talks

Do schools kill creativity?

A passionate and inspiring talk by Sir Ken Robinson about creativity in education (2006) that has reached nearly 70M views on TED talks

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Source: AEL blog

Creativity and language learning

Does creativity have anything to do with language learning?

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Source: Ted Talks

The secret of learning a new language

An inspiring talk on the benefit of learning a new language

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Source: TED TALKS

Changing Education Paradigms

An animated short video that highlights the weak and outdated ground of the current approach and encourages our schools to take a new direction

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Source: AEL blog

Creativity and social media

Sean Parker revealed his concerns about the impact of social media on children’s brain and the “unintended consequences” on individuals and social life

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Source: Ted Talks

Sleep is your superpower

A ``sparkling`` talk by sleep scientist Matt Walker on the relevance of regular sleep. ``Sleep is your life-support system and Mother Nature's best effort yet at immortality`` says he...

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Source: YouTube (AEL Channel)

Miyake Taiko

An improvised performance of Miyake Taiko 三宅太鼓 by Amane Ninomiya and Jonathan Kirby at a Taiko class for the AEL students

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Source: AEL blog

Self-esteem matters in language learning

Learning a language has a direct impact on individual development: self- esteem is one of the most relevant benefit....

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Source: AEL BLOG

No conflict between knowledge and creativity

:There remains a misconception that creativity is solely the province of the arts``: the findings of Durham Commission on education and creativity...

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Source: AEL blog

What is your language?

There are different types and ways of communicating or using languages. Body language: such as gestures, making facial expressions or ...

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Source: YouTube (AEL Channel)

The Spirit of Discovery

A video filmed in Plymouth by a team of AEL students with the kind help of a basking saxophonist and a passing-by gentleman ...

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Source: AEL blog

Do I need creativity to learn English?

Do I need creativity to learn English? Good question, easy answer: no, you don’t need to be creative to learn English. You need creativity for ...

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