The Educational Value of Technology
Sugata Mitra Keynotes - The Sugata Mitra keynotes promote the idea that technology can be easily adapted to, understood and...
The Hole in the Wall project is groundbreaking in that it demonstrates how much children can learn without instruction. The young slum dwellers did not explore the computers with the help of a supervisor, but rather surfed the net in accordance with personal likes and dislikes. The same tests were replicated in South Africa and Italy, time and time again illustrating the power of initiative and self-interest.
Mitra believes that impoverished neighborhoods can replace a lack of formal education with stimulating tech tools, provoking self-edification via curiosity. The breakthroughs that these children had in the subjects of language, mathematics and music suggests that he is indeed on to a critical shift in the realm of pedagogy.