[cross-posted at The Huffington Post]
I’ve watched this TED talk by Sugata Mitra several times now. And every time I watch it, my brain keeps asking the same question:
In the world’s richest country - indeed, in all ‘Westernized’ societies - what are our (pitiful?) excuses, again, for not putting computers in the hands of our children every day at school and giving them greater agency over their own learning?
[I love the Indian child’s quote: ‘Apart from the fact that improper replication of the DNA molecule causes genetic disease, we’ve understood nothing else.’]