Given tools, materials and guidance, kids’ imaginations run wild and creative problem-solving takes over to build unique boats, bridges and even a rollercoaster!
By the way, the speaker, Gever Tulley, has started a school in San Francisco. If you like the video, check out sfbrightworks.org.
The Hole in the Wall Project
Sugata Mitra’s “Hole in the Wall” experiments have shown that, in the absence of supervision or formal teaching, children can teach themselves and each other, if they’re motivated by curiosity and peer interest.
What Motivates People?
Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward.
Children Teaching Themselves to Read?
Nicholas Negroponte founded the MIT Media Lab and WiReD Magazine. He has recently launched a reading experiment to learn whether poor and remote kids (5-10 years old) can learn to read on their own with a solar powered tablet computer.
Cooperation: Three Videos about How Cooperation is Becoming the Newest Path to Prosperity and Growth
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