March 2013

Living in the age where "knowing" may be obsolete

March 12, 2013 by EDEN Secretariat  

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Interview with Sugata Mitra by Steve Wheeler

The media and education worlds have been buzzing over the last few days about the work of a quiet, unassuming Indian born professor. Born in Calcutta in 1952, Sugata Mitra started his academic career in computational and molecular science. His later research also encompassed biological science and energy storage systems. Mitra has also researched diversely into areas such as medicine (Alzheimer’s disease and memory research) and psychology... Read full post

Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education | VIDEO

March 4, 2013 by EDEN Secretariat   Comments (0)

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Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education -- the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.