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Our top 5 favourite Ted Talks on learning

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Our top 5 favourite Ted Talks on learning

The University of Sydney has a long-standing relationship with TedX Sydney and in 2019 the University partnered with TedX Sydney for its tenth anniversary.

Inspired by the University’s partnership with TedX Sydney, we put together our favourite Ted talks on learning. What’s more, we even discovered the international Ted website has a collection of talks titled The love of lifelong learning – a passion close to our hearts and we hope yours too.

1. The life-long learner

Wofford College president Bernie Dunlap tells the story of Sandor Teszler, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who taught him about passionate living and lifelong learning.*

2. 4 Reasons to learn a new language

English is fast becoming the world’s universal language, and instant translation technology is improving every year. So why bother learning a foreign language? Linguist and Columbia professor John McWhorter shares four alluring benefits of learning an unfamiliar tongue.*

3. Empower a girl, transform a community

Kakenya Ntaiya turned her dream of getting an education into a movement to empower vulnerable girls and bring an end to harmful traditional practices in Kenya.*

4. 3 rules to spark learning

It took a life-threatening condition to joilt chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam out of ten years of “pseudo-teaching” to understand the true role of the educator: to cultivate curiosity. In a fun and personal talk, Musallam gives 3 rules to spark imagination and learning, and get students excited about how the world works.*

5. How to learn? From mistakes

Diana Laufenberg shares three suprising things she has learned about teaching — including a key insight about learning from mistakes.*

*Talk descriptions are taken directly from the Ted international website.

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