An extraordinary vision of education

Do you know about TED.com? If not, then you are in for a treat. TED is packed with videos of lectures given by some of the greatest thinkers, academics, designers and people who are generally doing stuff in this world.

If you are of the old school, that thinks that you can only learn from books or worksheets and that computers can never take the place of teachers, watch the video below Sugata Mitra: Child Driven Education.

Sugata Mitra has been giving children computers in the most unlikely places and watching the most unlikely way that children use them.

I love Sugata’s idea of – Teach like a grandmother – stand back and make encouraging noises!

And the comment by Arthur C. Clarke’s , who also appears in the film – Where there is interest, there is education.” I think I shall make this my motto!

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