Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Recorded Interview with Kiran Bir Sethi on Real-World Learning

Kiran Bir Sethi is the Founder/Director of the RiversideSchool in Ahmedabad, India, and her TEDIndia talk (embedded below) has been viewed over 600,000 times. She is also also the founder of ‘aProCh’ - an initiative attempting to make cities more child friendly, for which she was awarded the Ashoka Fellow in 2008. In 2009, she was also presented with the ‘Call to Conscience’ award from the King Centre at Stanford, for the citizenship/liberation curriculum that RiversideSchool implements.

Her initiative – Design for Change School Contest 2010 – won the prestigious “INDEX – Design to Improve Life” Award, in Copenhagen, Denmark in September, 2011, and her DESIGN FOR CHANGE initiative is "the largest global movement designed to give young people an opportunity to express their own ideas for a better world and put them into action." Design for Change has also recently won the prestigious Rockefeller Foundation Youth Innovation  Award 2012.

I talked with Kiran via Skype on her phone since her regular Internet connection was down, so the 50-minute (and fascinating) recording linked above is audio only.

INTERVIEW RECORDING LINK:  http://audio.edtechlive.com/foe/kiranbirsethi.mp3

Here is her TEDIndia talk:

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