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Complacent teachers–Beware

June 20, 2011

We’ve all, at some point in our schooling, had teachers who seemed interested in only clocking the hours and following higher directives. No doubt they were punctual for lessons, graded and returned homework, and planned the learning agenda. But beyond that they did little else, and seemed unaware of, or unbothered by, the importance of their role in shaping the minds of their charges.

“A teacher who can be replaced by a machine, should”, says education scientist Sugata Mitra. In the video below, he talks about his “Hole in the Wall” experiments that have shed many startling insights on how children teach themselves, and the potential of ICTs in aiding this revolutionary learning methodology.

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