Lately I’m into education, maybe this is a way for me to look back at my own experience and try to make up something good in order to use for my future encounters. Education after all, is a life long journey.
Meet Sugata Mitra, a professor of educational technology from Newcastle University who recently won the 2013 TED prize. His research is unique in the way that rather than having teachers manage learning, he proposes that teachers should only facilitate and observe. His experiment includes placing wall-mounted PCs in the remote regions of India 14 years ago, and observe kids as they learn from it. The pattern is quite astonishing, kids learn english first to be able to understand whats on the screen, they learn how to browse when there was no one else around to teach them, they understood sometime later that they needed a new processor and finally children managed their own learning process.
So here is this very inspiring TED talk from Sugata Mitra, hope you enjoy.