TED Radio Hour For most of modern history, humans have placed smaller humans in institutions called schools. But what parts of this model still work? And what must change? This hour, TED speakers rethink education.

The TED Radio Hour: Rethinking School Jovana Milanko/Stocksy hide caption

toggle caption
Jovana Milanko/Stocksy
The TED Radio Hour: Rethinking School

The TED Radio Hour: Rethinking School

Jovana Milanko/Stocksy

Rethinking School

For most of modern history, humans have placed smaller humans in institutions called schools. But what parts of this model still work? And what must change? This hour, TED speakers rethink education.

How many Noble Prizes, how many cures to cancer, how many solutions to our energy challenges are locked in the minds of people who will never go anywhere near the scientific fields because they were so intimidated...when they were in formal education? - Tyler DeWitt Ramy Nassar/TED hide caption

toggle caption
Ramy Nassar/TED

Listen

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/541644222/542655038" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Find Enjoyment Ray Barbee
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Find Enjoyment
Album
In Full View [Bonus Tracks]
Artist
Ray Barbee

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Would you want your child to become a teacher rather than a lawyer?...What we learned from PISA is that in high-performing education systems, leaders have convinced their citizens to make choices that value education, their future, more than consumption today. - Andreas Schleicher James Duncan Davidson/James Duncan Davidson / TED hide caption

toggle caption
James Duncan Davidson/James Duncan Davidson / TED

Andreas Schleicher: What Are The Keys To A Successful Education System?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/541644277/542655266" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Lunch Money (Brown Paper Box) Diego Bernal
Don't Be a Dropout James Brown

Previous Shows

Shifting Time

We live our lives by the calendar and the clock, but time is also an abstraction, even an illusion. In this hour, TED speakers explore how our sense of time changes depending on who and where we are.

"Maybe our universe is just one of those things that happens from time to time," says theoretical physicist Sean Carroll. iStockphoto hide caption

toggle caption
iStockphoto

Beyond Tolerance

Most of us were raised to believe that tolerance is a good thing, but is it enough or just the bare minimum? This hour, TED speakers on how to move beyond tolerance to a place of deeper understanding.

"We need to need people who are not like us." — Arthur Brooks iStock hide caption

toggle caption
iStock

Prevention

We often know how to plan for the future, but find it hard to take the necessary steps. This hour, TED speakers challenge the inevitable and explore what to do today to prepare ourselves for tomorrow.

The TED Radio Hour: Prevention Stocksy hide caption

toggle caption
Stocksy

Crisis And Response

Moments of crisis can upend our lives, but can also help define them. This episode, TED speakers explore how a quick, compassionate or unexpected response can turn crisis into opportunity.

How do people respond differently to crisis? iStock hide caption

toggle caption
iStock

Hidden

What lies beyond the reach of the naked eye, and how do these hidden forces shape our lives? This hour, TED speakers reveal forgotten cities, underwater canyons, tiny parasites, and a boiling river.

"I believe we have barely scratched the surface in terms of what's left to discover." — Sarah Parcak Brian Lasenby/iStock hide caption

toggle caption
Brian Lasenby/iStock