Child-Driven Education

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.


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  1. #1 DuWayne
    September 9, 2010

    This is rather exciting to see, as it is more justification for my general attitude about communications/information technology.

    I am also rather interested to see what happens when I figure out how to get that damned netbook running with Edubuntu for the boys (I need to get it to load from a clear HHD and keep getting “no bootmnger”). My intent is to show eldest how to use a few specific apps and encourage him to show youngest how to use them too. This makes me wonder how much I should actually show him.

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