How do you empower and educate the poorest of the poor?
Dr. Sugata Mitra’s hypothesis is that you let them learn on their own. “Minimally invasive education” is the term he ascribed to the theory that people do not need classroom instruction to learn.  If given the right tools, they can learn through self-exploration and discovery. Pioneered in India, the Hole-in-the-Wall project puts computers in playgrounds to test this theory and encourage collaboration, expression and innovation.  As any good researcher, Dr. Mitra has been tracking the results of kids using these computers vs. control groups and the outcomes on student engagement and academic performance are positive. Makes sense to me - plant a seed of curiosity and learn people will.

How do you empower and educate the poorest of the poor?

Dr. Sugata Mitra’s hypothesis is that you let them learn on their own. “Minimally invasive education” is the term he ascribed to the theory that people do not need classroom instruction to learn.  If given the right tools, they can learn through self-exploration and discovery. Pioneered in India, the Hole-in-the-Wall project puts computers in playgrounds to test this theory and encourage collaboration, expression and innovation.  As any good researcher, Dr. Mitra has been tracking the results of kids using these computers vs. control groups and the outcomes on student engagement and academic performance are positive. Makes sense to me - plant a seed of curiosity and learn people will.

How do you empower and educate the poorest of the poor?
Dr. Sugata Mitra’s hypothesis is that you let them learn on their own. “Minimally invasive education” is the term he ascribed to the theory that people do not need classroom instruction to learn.  If given the right tools, they can learn through self-exploration and discovery. Pioneered in India, the Hole-in-the-Wall project puts computers in playgrounds to test this theory and encourage collaboration, expression and innovation.  As any good researcher, Dr. Mitra has been tracking the results of kids using these computers vs. control groups and the outcomes on student engagement and academic performance are positive. Makes sense to me - plant a seed of curiosity and learn people will.

How do you empower and educate the poorest of the poor?

Dr. Sugata Mitra’s hypothesis is that you let them learn on their own. “Minimally invasive education” is the term he ascribed to the theory that people do not need classroom instruction to learn.  If given the right tools, they can learn through self-exploration and discovery. Pioneered in India, the Hole-in-the-Wall project puts computers in playgrounds to test this theory and encourage collaboration, expression and innovation.  As any good researcher, Dr. Mitra has been tracking the results of kids using these computers vs. control groups and the outcomes on student engagement and academic performance are positive. Makes sense to me - plant a seed of curiosity and learn people will.

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