Beyond the Hole in the Wall: Discover the Power of Self-Organized Learning

Beyond the Hole in the Wall Discover the Power of Self Organized Learning None

  • Title: Beyond the Hole in the Wall: Discover the Power of Self-Organized Learning
  • Author: Sugata Mitra
  • ISBN: 9781937382087
  • Page: 358
  • Format: ebook
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    1. Crianças se educam espontaneamente Essa é a maior mensagem do livro. Uma leitura rápida sobre um experimento bem simples que Sugata Mitra: o que acontece quando um grupo de crianças de várias idades é colocado em frente a um computador? Elas aprendem espontaneamente é bem rápido a usar não só o computador, mas também a buscar informação e responder perguntas.As duas maiores lições que levo: o maior desafio em educação é mostrar para quê serve o conhecimento. Sem isso não há [...]

    2. Just discovered these TED books. I was thrilled that this one was in the bookshelf because I have seen two of the author's inspirational and witty TED talks. Really exciting stuff about how learning can happen with curiosity and technology as an enabling tool. Astounding that one computer per 4 students is so much more worthwhile than one per student, as peer tutoring can happen. The author placed a computer with mouse and keyboard and an internet connection in the slum side of the wall of his N [...]

    3. ANOTHER AMAZING TED BOOK!"Is formal education, as we know it, an outdated idea? That last question is the central focus of this book."Once again, another cogent glimpse at the future of childhood education, from TED books. This one, ‘beyond the Hole in the Wall: Discover the Power of Self-Organized Leaning,’ argues convincingly of the value of a Self Organized Learning Environment, where kids learn from interacting in small groups in front of computers. Perhaps some form of cross between ‘ [...]

    4. I had seen the Ted talk and was fascinated by the idea of SOLE (self organised learning environments) The research is fascinating about how children collaborate and learn together. I also like the adult mentor "granny cloud" because the evidence for this type of support is interesting and challenges some of the current ideas about maximising the effective deployment of Teaching Assistants. An interesting project that raises lots of questions and challenges current methods for educationalists. An [...]

    5. Good idea, I'd like to see it expanded further, but I'm also still not 100% convinced that plugging into computers as teachers is the way to go for the future. The current educational model is completely broken; that I agree with. I'd like to see students do more actual hands-on stuff themselves than just read about it on the internet, though. Great premise, hard to implement, especially in the USA and it's educational culture right now, and I'm not sure it goes as far as it should or could.

    6. Really interesting short read. It's more a manifesto in form - it's too short to be a book, too long to be a long-form essay, and really pointed in its message. Children, when left to form small groups and find solutions for themselves to tough problems, can achieve some amazing things. I liked how Mitra kept the information practical with tips for how teachers and facilitators can apply this learning in their existing classroom environments, as well as how it can be used in remote areas. I also [...]

    7. Ever since I watched his first TED talk, I've been a fan of Sugata Mitra, the education professor from Newcastle, U.K who has proven one of the most mind-blowing theses in all of education: that, given a computer and access to the Internet, kids can teach themselves anything.After a record-breaking year of reading in 2015, I'm looking for more challenges this year, and I want to read more professional books. Barnes & Noble had this (short) book available for download at $2.99. I took the plu [...]

    8. I am not an educator however I concur that the existing educational model is ineffective. I have taken an interest in the education system mostly because I feel that there is a better way. Mitra's ebook was fascinating. He asks right at the beginning if the current model of education is outdated. And a lot of people would probably think, "yes, it is". But then what? The Hole in the Wall project focuses on the art of learning instead of making children memorize facts and conform. And what is so f [...]

    9. Personal Context (skip if not interested): I've decided to write a smartphone app that allows anyone with access to a (even the most basic) smartphones/tablets/computers to teach themselves a subject in a way it *ought* to be learnt (inspired by a bunch of things, and to no small extent the Young Lady's Illustrated Primer from Neal Stephenson't "The Diamond Age".). Towards this end, I decided to read James Tooley's "The Beautiful Tree", about how private schools are providing education to the po [...]

    10. I saw the TedTalk video first and the research was so interesting to me that I got the book. I was hoping it would go into more detail and it did a little, as well as covering everything that was in the TedTalk. One part that I found bizarre and perhaps could have done without was a sort-of science fiction story or projection of what the world will be like (the technological environment/norms) in about 50 years. Imaginative, but no Jules Verne I'd have vastly preferred more info on the study. As [...]

    11. Sugata Mitran kirjassa tuodaan helposti luettavassa muodossa, mitä tarkoittavat Minimally Invasive Education ja Self-organized Learning Enviroment.Sivun-parin mittaisissa jaksoissa taustoitetaan Reikä seinässä -tutkimusta, jossa intialaiset lapset saavuttivat hyviä opiskelutuloksia aivan omin päin. Sopivisissa väleissä on kaunokirjallisia katkelmia nuoren tytön päivärutiineista vuonna 2062.Varsinkin kirjan loppupuolella on hyviä vinkkejä ja virikkeitä opettajille, jotka kokeilevat [...]

    12. Short but a treasure!Looks at learning from the stance of "leading out" rather than "stuffing in" and the incredible results that can be achieved by using planted seeds and then allowing small groups of children to self-organize to expand other circles of knowledge.Computers as third places of learning needs to become mainstream; this electronic pamphlet is a great spot to start an exploration.

    13. Loved that children can self organize their learning.Loved that education became available in rural India and other places hard to reach.Loved how the SOLE should be for children only and the consequences it had on design.Questioned the proposal that future influences the current state of affairs.

    14. Good Book - glad I only paid $2.99 for it. I didn't find much more in the book than I saw in Mitra's excellent TED talk. That said - I love his idea! I think even older, high-school age, students could benefit from some time each week in Self-organized learning groups.You should check out the talk! ted/talks/lang/en/suga

    15. I really enjoyed this short e-book. The SOLE/SOME concepts are very interesting and something that can be done in most schools without much investment. The practical nature of the project is what I think appeals to me the most. I'd be curious to know how self-directed learning would work at school.

    16. Not a long read but a thought provoking one. As an educator, I'm amazed at the ability of people to learn with only the smallest amount of instruction. Given the correct tools and some simple ground rules, the desire to seek out information is amazing.

    17. Un buen pretexto para la reflexión y el debate sobre un tema que de lejos parece generar consensos pero que está lleno de aspectos polémicos. Me gustan muchas de las ideas que plantea Sugata Mitra, pero difiero con él en muchas otras (o al menos con la forma en que las plantea). Da mucha tela.

    18. Interesting read with tips for implementation. The part I'll come back to is the three new goals for primary education: 1) Reading comprehension, 2) Information search and analysis, and 3) Creation of a rational belief system.

    19. I have always loved Sugata's idea of self-learning with a little supervisionI motivate my kids with prizes of iPad games if they hit a million points in Khan Academy, then I sit back in amazement as they fly through the badges and points.

    20. Meh. I didn't see the point about the futuristic sci-fi interludes, and while I think there's a lot of great information in here about self-organized learning, but the way in which the book is written is annoying and detracts from the message.

    21. The read was a helpful refocus on what is important in sharing with students, in guiding them, and in letting them participate actively in the process of their own learning.

    22. Self organized learning is an innovative concept as is putting computers in areas where children who lack resources can use them. I was inspired by TED to read this, and just wish it was longer

    23. Short but fascinating book about structuring (or rather unstructuring) children's learning to make it more effective. I plan on making my kids do it.

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