00:00    |    
Initial credits
00:06    |    
Contents of the conference
The future of learning
Difference between teaching and learning
Word map
Why is "teaching" missing from the word map?
03:49    |    
Where did the educational system come from?
Structure and development of the amphitheater
Structure and design of the classroom regarding the physiology of the teacher
06:10    |    
What does the educational system produce?
The age of empires
How do you administer a world-wide empire in an age previous to the industrial revolution?
How would you produce people who do what you need them to do?
Data processors
Reading, writing, arithmetic and not ask questions
Dangers of a creative worker
Do your work, follow orders and not ask questions
Education industry and its present day failures
Schools are obsolete
13:00    |    
Obsolescence and dematerialisation
Examples of dematerialisation
Slide rule
Vinyl and radiogram
Analog camera
Example of dematerialisation in transportation
Invention of the internal combustion engine
What will happen to the automobile?
Driver-less car and its effect on the idea of driving
Applying the metaphor to education
The idea of learning has to go away
Will knowing be obsolete?
22:30    |    
Dematerialization of concepts
The hole in the wall
Programming and teaching
What is the point of teaching?
How to teach programming the right way
Teaching the boys from the slums
Do it yourself ATM
First life-changing moment: what is the computer for?
Second life-changing moment: why the children did nothing?
Repetition of the experiments
30:45    |    
Conditions of the experiment
Large computer screen, safe public space, no supervision of any kind
Nature of learning
Quote, Acquisition of computing literacy on shared public computers: Children and the "hole in the wall," Sugata Mitra (2005)
Low-cost private schools
How to change the pronunciation: speech to text software
Learners invented the pedagogy
Limits of the public internet learning method
Learning undergraduate biology in the streets experiment
Life changing moment
An educational impossibility
Using the method of the grandmother
The new way of education
Groups of children, using the Internet, can learn anything by themselves
Slumdog Millionaire (2009)
Searching for British Grandmothers: "the granny cloud"
Changing the English comprehension
45:49    |    
Self-Organized Learning Enviroment (SOLE)
Structure of the new classroom
Big questions and its effects
Engaging with the right question
Problem with the method: the examination
School in Mexico that uses self-organized learning
New paradigms in sports
51:25    |    
Final words: the challenge of assessment
How does an office look like?
Asking the important questions and the problem of evaluation
Changing the whole system
TED Prize (2013)
Student centers
Korakati school in the wall in Sundarbans, India
Cochran school in the wall in Bengal, India
How does a self-organized environment work?
Spontaneous order in a chaotic organized system
Emergent phenomenon at the edge of chaos
01:01:03    |    
Question and answer period
What is going to happen to the teachers?
Have you worked in areas that do not have Internet? Could you share your experience?
What kind of environment should educators provide so people can learn?
Will every learning topic work with this educational system?
01:11:05    |    
Final credits




Lección inaugural 2015: The Future of Learning

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Sugata Mitra, a renowned pedagogue, expounds the new trends regarding the educational system that will forever alter the way we teach children. He starts by criticizing the old way of teaching that has its roots in the Enlightenment and western imperial expansion. This old method is constantly becoming more obsolete with the advent of the internet and explosion of information. The new paradigms of education stem from self-learners and their pursuit to solving problems. 

Teachers have a new role to play; they build questions instead of seeking answers."

Later he discusses where did the educational system came from and the structure and design of the classroom regarding the physiology of the teacher. With an analogy of soldiers he explains how education used to prohibit asking questions, creativity was a danger and people was expected to do their work and follow orders. 

"The system is obsolete. It is obsolete because we made it obsolete."

Mitra also talks about the dematerialization of certain things and concepts through time, such as the analog camera, maps, and the vinyl and radiogram and applies this metaphor to education. Sugata is famously known for his "Hole in the Wall" experiment that proves that Self-Organized Learning Enviroments (SOLE) develops learners for the new century, which he detailedly describes. He ends his talk by disclosing the challenge of assessment and how it can be fixed.

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Sugata is professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, England. He…


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