TED Radio Hour: Rundown for Unstoppable Learning, Sunday, Sept. 6 at 9 am

Sep 3, 2015

Learning is an integral part of human nature. But why do we -- as adults -- assume learning must be taught, tested and reinforced? Why do we put so much effort in making kids think and act like us? In this hour, TED speakers explore the different ways babies and children learn -- from the womb, to the playground, to the web. Sugata Mitra is trying to tackle a big problem: the best schools don't exist where they're needed most. For years, Mitra has given kids in Indian slums self-supervised access to the web. He talks about how the results have changed the way he thinks of teaching. Later in this episode, Mitra talks more about his wish to build a place where children can learn on their own -- using resources from the worldwide cloud.

Hear it Sunday, Sept. 6 at 9 am