TED Talks: The Love Of Lifelong Learning

We here at ModernNurse love TED Talks! They inspire, encourage, educate and broaden our views of the world -with perspectives from experts, artists, educators, healthcare professionals and ordinary people.

TED Talks are a good reminder that learning doesn't end when you throw your graduation cap in the air. Check out our picks for the top 5 TED Talks that celebrate education beyond the classroom.

Playlist (5 talks): The love of lifelong learning

  • 18:10

    Some of us learn best in the classroom, and some of us ... well, we don't. But we still love to learn — we just need to find the way that works for us. In this charming, personal talk, author John Green shares the community of learning that he found in online video.
  • 19:08

    Wofford College president Ben Dunlap tells the story of Sandor Teszler, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who taught him about passionate living and lifelong learning.
  • 20:40

    Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free — not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn. With Coursera (cofounded by Andrew Ng), each keystroke, quiz, peer-to-peer discussion and self-graded assignment builds an unprecedented pool of data on how knowledge is processed.
  • 17:51

    Most of us will do anything to avoid being wrong. But what if we're wrong about that? "Wrongologist" Kathryn Schulz makes a compelling case for not just admitting but embracing our fallibility.
  • 08:12

    Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs "childish" thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids' big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups' willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.

What do you think?  What are your favorite TED Talks?  Please share in the comments section below.

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