Those who watch TED talks, will know that the theme of education has been making regular appearances of late. An emerging theory is that the nurturing of children’s natural curiosity is a way to educate.
This ideology, of course, conflicts with the status quo, as conventional schooling does it’s best to quash this natural curiosity!
Dr Sugata Mitra, featured in the above video, was this year’s TED prize winner and as you can see, makes a point of tackling this issue head on. Talking about self-organized learning environments, he places computers in walls in rural India, and reports on the learning that ensued, Read about Mitra’s grand plan of ‘The School in the Cloud’ and watch his lecture above, well worth a watch