Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education

Posted by on September 13, 2010 in Thoughts, Uncategorized | 2 comments

This is great. I feel that one of the greatest ways for us to go further as a species, and to save this planet from a multitude of possible dystopian futures is through education. To see that children are able to do this research on their own is very refreshing. Education is key, because through ignorance the only decisions we can make are ill-informed and ignorant ones.

In this TED talk, Sugata Mitra is very funny and seems to really enjoy the work he does with children, and seems honestly surprised by the children all the time.

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  1. oh my gosh this is awesome. As a mum of a 14 year old boy hating school…well…I’m going to email it!

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  2. I loved it too, watched it a couple days ago. In general I think kids are little learning machines, they’ll suck up whatever they’re interested in — and in the US at least, public schooling seems to serve mostly to squash that hunger and make kids hate learning! Anyone who really wants their kids to learn should, IMO, at least explore the options of un-schooling (http://http://johntaylorgatto.com/) and democratic student-centered schooling (http://www.summerhillschool.co.uk/ , http://www.sudval.org/).

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