Tag Archives: Sugata Mitra

Is it just me or is Sugata Mitra an irresponsible charlatan?

Knowledge comes by eyes always open and working hands; and there is no knowledge that is not power. Ralph Waldo Emerson When I first saw physicist, Sugata Mitra speak about his Hole

Is school a straightjacket? A response to David Aaronovitch

The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one’s self. And the arbitrariness of the constraint serves only to obtain precision of execution.¬† Igor Stravinsky In yesterday’s Times, David Aaronovitch wrote

Why do I need a teacher if I’ve got Google and a granny?

Over the summer I watched Sugata Mitra’s jaw-dropping Ted Talk on Child Driven Education and was bowled over. This, I said to myself, could change everything. Mitra outlines the results of a

Do It Yourself

There is a certain amount of irony in the title of today’s post in that I haven’t written it myself. Instead it comes from the typing fingers of the marvellous Kenny Pieper.