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Oct
11

Child-Driven Education

Think you know something about education?  Well, so did I.  After all, I have multiple degrees, one of them even in the education field.  But you cannot imagine what you are about to learn about education in this video.

Sugatra Mitra performed a series of experiments in the slums of India and a computer.  To make a long story short, these kids learned how to operate a computer on their own without ever encountering one in their life before.

Mitra’s experiment is the epitomy of self-learning, which, he argues, causes us to question our current educational models.  More specifically, he asks if teachers are necessary anymore.

Now I know what you are thinking. . . and before you react. . . give yourself 20 minutes.  You will be amazed at what you will think afterwards.

DOWNLOAD:     CHILD –DRIVEN EDUCATION (VIDEO) (17 minutes)                

 Credits:  Mitra, Sugata.  “Child-Driven Education.” TED Talks.  July 2010.

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