Incredibly inspiring talk by Sugara Mitra that talks about the future of learning on Ted Talks, winner of the 2013 Ted Prize.
Being a teacher by day, and coming from a family of teachers I find this very interesting and forward thinking.
I agree that to create a desire and passion for learning, you should inspire and interest children by giving them questions that will leave them with a sense of wonder. In my own experience as a student it was always the bigger questions in life that gripped my attention, and fueled me with the desire to learn and understand more about life.
Mitra’s conception of school in a cloud may sound rather far fetched, and some may feel that it lacks the structure we are used to, but I think that as his experiments show that we need to let go, trust and ‘let’ education happen.
Hear it best in his own words –>
Thank-you to my (teacher) Dad for sharing!