"In this talk, Sugata Mitra will take us through the origins of schooling as we know it, to the dematerialisation of institutions as we know them. Thirteen years of experiments in children's education takes us through a series of startling results – children can self-organise their own learning, they can achieve educational objectives on their own, they can read by themselves. Finally, the most startling of them all: groups of children with access to the internet can learn anything by themselves. From the slums of India, to the villages of India and Cambodia, to poor schools in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, the USA and Italy, to the schools of Gateshead and the rich international schools of Washington and Hong Kong, Sugata's experimental results show a strange new future for learning."
"future-focused issues as sustainability, citizenship, enterprise, and globalisation."
This article resonates with me - it is about learning environments and setting a mindset for opening the doors to global as well as connected learning for all.
Great resources for teacher development and to share with students.
Interesting scenarios for higher ed in 2020:
- Branded Learning
- Connect and share
- Just in time skills
"Expectations for students and educators have never been higher. Students today must be prepared for a dynamic, global economy—one that calls on people to use data more thoughtfully, think creatively, and work productively in teams. By looking to the future of education, we can take advantage of new technologies and strategies to help all students learn better, and be better prepared for the future."
Interested in this fairly radical approach to learning with technology in the Netherlands. I wonder if there is enough structure? I wonder what collaborative elements are being built into learning?
Long (about 12 min) but diverse comments and opinions from across the globe from education ministers and other education leaders about what education is today.
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