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Sugata Mitra

The child - driven education


Video from the TEDGlobal conference 2010

This is an amazing video with footage from schools in areas with no schools. It points to many new possibilities. You will be amazed this looks impossible, and has huge implications.

Sugata's final hypothesis - education is self-organizing system, where learning is an emergent phenomenon.




Here is another video by Sugata which is worth watching.

Sugata Mitra shows how kids teach themselves


IB World Schools

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) offers high quality programs of international education to a worldwide community of schools. There are more than 900,000 IB students in over 140 countries.

The PYP is designed for students aged 3 to 12. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside.



Steve Jobs

Short Video well worth showing to students. 1995 Embrace and change life and never be the same again.



John Cleese

is the master of Creativity and offers much in his lecture - video to follow. An incredible speech, we have set up a Space Time Oasis in our office. Download the sign-age and pin it up at your place. 'Creativity is not a talent. It is a way of operating.'


1. Space (“You can’t become playful, and therefore creative, if you’re under your usual pressures.”)

2. Space Time  (“It’s not enough to create space; you have to create your space for a specific period of time.”)

3. Mind Time (“Giving your mind as long as possible to come up with something original,” and learning to tolerate the discomfort of pondering time and indecision.)

4. Confidence (“Nothing will stop you being creative so effectively as the fear of making a mistake.”)

5.  Humor (“The main evolutionary significance of humor is that it gets us from the closed mode to the open mode quicker than anything else.”)



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