someone to want to learn

A man set up a hole in the wall into a slum in India and stuck a computer and touch pad in the hole. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/sugata_mitra_shows_how_kids_teach_themselves.html Kids came and taught themselves not only computers but English—and they taught each other.

What’s so amazing about that? The only way any of us learn is for someone else to help us, even if we both are finding our way. The exploration is fun and keeps our attention: we are detectives solving a mystery! Education, learning, is self-organizing. We swell our own egos to say that we need a talking head at the front of a class. We just need someone to want to learn.

:- Doug.

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