If you present people with problems, their natural curiosity, creativity and ability to collaborate will lead them to teach themselves to solve it.
This is the central idea of Sugata Mitra’s TED award-winning approach to learning called ‘SOLE’ (Self Organised Learning Environments).
The idea of self-organisation and collaborative learning is a tantalising prospect. Is it time to ditch our Victorian model of education and perhaps even ditch the idea that we need formal schools?
“It’s not about making learning happen, it’s about letting it happen”
In a compelling argument for open access, self-organised learning he asks “are we heading towards a situation where knowing is obsolete?”, and if so, what will self-organised problem solving enable us to do because we’re no longer holding on to knowing enough to pass the test?
Step 1: Watch the video:
Step 2: Now, download the toolkit and get involved!