There are few things that WOW me. I even capitalized the word to emphasize the impact of something that is beyond everyday, beyond even something special. This is in the category of a sustainable WOW.
Sugata Mitra is Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, England. He is also one of the winners of TED 2013. Below is his presentation on the future of teaching. He shows us all that children from all walks of life can learn the most complex subjects like computing, physics and mathematics with no live teacher but themselves. By sharing their learnings, child-by-child mentoring of one another and a deep curiosity and appreciation of learning, a magical thing happens–the playing field of true learning is undeniably and forever leveraged. This is “peer learning.”
Take a look. What do you think? How can you take this and use it in your community?