Friday Diversion: The child-driven education

I was home alone last night, my wife and daughter are off visiting family.  To pass the time I ended up watching a string of TED talks.  All were solid, but this one by Sugata Mitra was my favorite.

Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education — the best teachers and schools don’t exist where they’re needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.