TEDGlobal 2010

The child-driven education: Sugata Mitra on TED.com

Posted by: Shanna Carpenter

Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education — the best teachers and schools don’t exist where they’re needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2010, July 2010 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 17:14)

Watch Sugata Mitra’s talk on TED.com where you can download it, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of 700+ TEDTalks.

Comments (5)

  • commented on Sep 18 2011


  • Roan Carratu commented on Apr 2 2011

    OMG! Finally, sanity! We are beginning to become civilized! It’s about time! Best Ted Talk I’ve ever seen!

  • Cherry Advincula commented on Sep 28 2010

    Amazing Talks! Problems need to be addressed.

  • commented on Sep 23 2010

    The “Granny cloud” is brilliant!

  • Al Meyers commented on Sep 7 2010

    One of the best TED Talks I have ever seen – and I’ve seen a LOT of them :)