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Lundi magique d’inspiration : Sugata Mitra, le gagnant du Prix TED2013 réimagine l’éducation d’aujourd’hui et de demain

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Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud

Lors de son intervention au TED2013 dont il a gagné le prix, Sugata Mitra exprime son vœu de concevoir l’école d’aujourd’hui et de demain où les enfants apprennent les uns des autres en utilisant les ressources de leur environnement. Il encourage ainsi les communautés à construire leur propre Self-Organized Learning Environment (SOLE).

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TED University#1 – SOLEs : Self Organized Learning Environments by Sugata Mitra
Publié le 4 avril 2011

Tout (ou Presque) à propos de Sugata Mitra chez mon ami TED (en anglais)

The SOLE Challenge
Sugata is inviting parents and teachers everywhere to set-up a Self-Organized Learning Environment by downloading the SOLE toolkit and creating their own SOLE environments.

TED Weekends reimagines education
Posted by: Shirin Samimi-Moore
March 2, 2013 at 11:00 am EST
At TED2013, Sugata Mitra accepted the TED Prize for 2013 with a striking talk.  His wish: for children to learn about any variety of subjects through self-organized learning. While this bold project will take form with a “School in the Cloud” in India, Mitra encourages members of our community to help with a global paradigm change by creating their own self-organized learning environments and fostering a sense of wonder in children.
A special edition of TED Weekends presents essays inspired by Mitra’s talk. On Wednesday, we shared five of these great essays.

A school in the cloud: Sugata Mitra accepts the TED Prize at TED2013
Posted by: Kate Torgovnick
February 26, 2013 at 7:26 pm EST
Mitra wants children around the globe, in addition to traditional schooling, to get a chance to participate in self-organized learning. Translation: to spend time in learning environments where they are given the space to explore on their own, make discoveries and share them with their peers. In his talk from the TED stage, Mitra offered a bold wish: to help design the future of learning by supporting children in tapping into their innate sense of wonder. To this end, Mitra asked the TED community to help him create the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India where children can embark on intellectual adventures, connecting with information and mentors online. He also asked the community, wherever they may be, to create child-driven learning environments for the kids in their own lives.
In his talk, Mitra points out that schooling as it exists now was created 300 years ago in the British Empire.

Sugata Mitra’s 5 favorite education talks
Eduction researcher and 2013 TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra founded the « Hole in the Wall » experiments. Here are 5 talks that align with his vision of education’s future.
1. Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity
2. Arvind Gupta: Turning trash into toys for learning
3. Annie Murphy Paul: What we learn before we’re born
4. Kiran Bir Sethi teaches kids to take charge
5. Neil Turok makes his TED Prize wish

#SugataMitra is trending: Twitter reacts to the 2013 TED Prize reveal
Posted by: Jamia Wilson
February 26, 2013 at 10:23 pm EST
Following a rousing introduction from Sir Ken Robinson, education innovator Sugata Mitra accepted the first-ever $1 million TED Prize at TED2013. As soon as the TED Prize winner’s identity was revealed, the Twittersphere buzzed about Sugata’s vision for the future of learning.
People around the world answered Sugata’s invitation to help reinvent the way kids learn, by spreading the word about self-organized learning and committing to contribute resources for his School in the Cloud. Based on the conversation online, the TED community is ready and willing to reimagine education.
Sugata’s name is now trending on Twitter. The prospect of igniting the fire of curiosity in kids through collaboration and encouragement is so inspiring; even some critics are rooting for this project’s success.


Nous les femmes #TEDGlobal2012

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Leslie T. Chang est allée à la rencontre de femmes qui travaillent dans l’une des mégapoles en pleine expansion de la Chine, et raconte leurs histoires.

[…] After all, what’s wrong with a world in which a worker on an iPhone assembly line can’t even afford to buy one? It’s taken for granted that Chinese factories are oppressive, and that it’s our desire for cheap goods that makes them so.

So, this simple narrative equating Western demand and Chinese suffering is appealing,especially at a time when many of us already feel guilty about our impact on the world, but it’s also inaccurate and disrespectful. We must be peculiarly self-obsessed to imagine that we have the power to drive tens of millions of people on the other side of the world to migrate and suffer in such terrible ways. In fact, China makes goods for markets all over the world, including its own, thanks to a combination of factors: its low costs, its large and educated workforce, and a flexible manufacturing system that responds quickly to market demands.By focusing so much on ourselves and our gadgets, we have rendered the individuals on the other end into invisibility, as tiny and interchangeable as the parts of a mobile phone.

Chinese workers are not forced into factories because of our insatiable desire for iPods. They choose to leave their homes in order to earn money, to learn new skills, and to see the world. In the ongoing debate about globalization, what’s been missing is the voices of the workers themselves. Here are a few. […]