TEDx Winner Shares Knowledge with STAB Students

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TEDx prize winner Doctor Sugata Mitra shared his research and educational philosophy with students and faculty at Saint Anne's-Belfield school Friday.

Dr. Mitra is a professor of educational technology at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom.

Friday he talked about what he calls the self-organized learning environment. In the absence of formal teaching, Dr. Mitra says his experiments show children are quite capable of learning on their own.

"If you give children an environment where they have the internet and they have each other, then if you give them a learning task, they can do it by themselves,” said Mitra.

Dr. Mitra is also experimenting with Skype and FaceTime so children can engage with teachers from all around the world.

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