[TED] Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education

From TED Global 2010;

About this talk
Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education — the best teachers and schools don’t exist where they’re needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.

Sugata Mitra’s new experiments in self-teaching

A teacher that can be replaced by a machine, should be.
— Arthur C Clarke

If children have interest, then education happens.
— Arthur C Clarke

SOLEs: Self Organised Learning Environments

I think this is more ‘directed discovery’ than child-driven education, but this is very much the way we approach our JOTI/JOTA activities.

The hole in the wall project
This video was recorded during Sugata Mitra’s conference at UOC UNESCO Chair in e-Learning Fifth International Seminar: Fighting the Digital Divide Though Education.

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