2013 TED Prize Winner and education innovator Sugata Mitra speculates that “education is a self-organizing system, where learning is an emergent phenomenon.”
In his vivacious TED Talk, Mitra describes his current projects, including the “Granny Cloud,” in which a group of 200 British grandmothers each donate one hour per week to teach children in small Indian villages via video link. The future of learning is hope-filled when we trust that “children will learn to do what they want to learn to do.”
- Bring on the Learning Revolution!
In a sequel to his talk on how schools kill creativity, Sir Ken Robinson urges society to create schools where kids' natural talents are recognized.
- Life's Best Lessons are Outside the Classroom
Students find real-world solutions when they learn from their community, not just from their textbooks.
- What Our Kids Can Teach Us About Trying Over
Children’s future happiness is not tied to how well they behave or whether they will be able to hold a job. It is tied to their ability to create with their minds and their hands.