If you haven’t heard about the work that Sugata Mitra did to secure TED’s million dollar prize, you might want to take a few minutes and look at this presentation. Mitra has been investigating the power and limits of self-organized learning environments around the world, through computer-based experiments with kids. But the lessons that Mitra has learned are not limited to, or even focused on, the brilliant capacity of the individual, although that shines through loud and clear.
His work demonstrates the essential need we have to engage with one another, if we are to more fully access our potential, if we are to solve the daunting problems that confront us and our troubled planet. Mitra’s work is inspiring, thought-provoking, a bit disorienting, and very stimulating. What do you make of his findings?
Linda Anderson Krech, LICSW, is Program Director of the ToDo Institute and has been a frequent contributor to Thirty Thousand Days. She is the author of Little Dreams: A Practical Guide to Spiritual Parenting and has been teaching Japanese Psychology for over 20 years.