Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Learning Instead of Teaching - Nicholas Negroponte

Thanks to Gary Stager for sending me the following video of Nicholas Negroponte talking about rethinking global education based on learning rather than teaching.

The current experiment he describes in the video--to see if the millions of children in villages that have no schools can learn to read by themselves--should be married to 1) Sugata Mitra's work on social learning by groups of children, and 2) the education team I've heard that Amazon has looking at providing Kindles in similar circumstances.

Still hoping I can get both Nicholas and Sugata on the FutureofEducation.com show for interviews!