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Beyond the Hole in the Wall: Discover the Power of Self-Organized Learning (Kindle Single) (TED Books)
 
 

Beyond the Hole in the Wall: Discover the Power of Self-Organized Learning (Kindle Single) (TED Books) [Kindle Edition]

Sugata Mitra , Nicholas Negroponte
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Ten years ago, educator Sugata Mitra and his colleagues cracked open a hole in a wall bordering an urban slum in New Delhi, installed a networked PC, and left it there for the local children to freely explore. What they quickly saw in their ‘Hole in the Wall’ experiment was that kids from one of the most desperately poor areas of the world could, without instruction, quickly learn how the PC operated. The children also freely collaborated with each other, exploring the world of high-tech online connectivity with ease. It was the dawning of Mitra’s introduction to self-organized learning, and it would shape the next decade of his research. This important update on Mitra’s groundbreaking work (which provided the inspiration for the Oscar-winning film 'Slumdog Millionaire') offers new research and ideas that show how self-directed learning can make kids smarter and more creative. He also provides step-by-step instruction on how to integrate it into any classroom. It’s an important lesson that could reshape our schools and reinvigorate our educational system. With a foreword by Nicholas Negroponte, founder of both MIT's Media Lab and the One Laptop per Child Association.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 527 KB
  • Print Length: 54 pages
  • Publisher: TED Books (24 Jan 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0070YZSFQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #34,669 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Sugata's Message seems simple we learn better, when not being taught. Encouraged to ask questions and research the answers My first best book of the computer age thank goodness its an Ebook and hopefully will never go out of date.
D. Carpenter
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun read 17 Oct 2013
By yeempie
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This book is a fun read with great stories to inspire self organised learning. Shame it is so short and I am missing a more guided introduction in how this can be used in a home environment.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The future of teaching in a few pages 27 Jan 2012
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As the current Government prepares to be swamped by ideas on the future direction of ICT and learning, they could do a lot worse by putting most of it in a shredder and picking out this small electronic pamphlet as the cornerstone of the way ahead. Of course they won't. Suggesting that kids might work better in groups without specialised teachers and 4 to a machine! What would the entire education establishment and its techie suppliers do then?

However, if you teach I recommend you read (it'll take 2 hours) and try out some of ideas. I've done so. They work. Only I can't see OFSTED being too impressed with my no-part no plenary lesson plan!
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5.0 out of 5 stars inspirational 18 Sep 2014
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If you are a teacher you will need to read this book! Education is changing fast and this book tells us how technology is changing the way children learn, with dramatic results.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 24 Aug 2014
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Very interesting. Anybody in teaching should read this book.
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