sugata mitra

In every town in every nation, young people are moments away from inheriting complex problems. At the same time, disparities in educational opportunity and achievement are widening and threatening to undermine the vast potential of our youngest generations. As a global community, it is unconscionable that we leave so much promise unrealized among our youth.

In places where the greatest inequity exists, Dr. Sugata Mitra‘s “School in the Cloud” holds enormous promise for leveling the playing field. But his methodology, which taps into a child’s innate sense of wonder and curiosity through Self-organized Learning Environments (or SOLES), is relevant for communities and classrooms everywhere.

In essence, it’s about putting the power to learn, create and collaborate into the hands of our children. Because everyone has the capacity and responsibility to nurture children’s learning and growth, anyone can create SOLEs in homes, classrooms and communities using Mitra’s online toolkit.

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com

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