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Jun, 2014

Maths class needs a makeover

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Today’s math curriculum is teaching students to expect – and excel at – paint-by-numbers classwork, robbing kids of a skill more important than solving problems: formulating them. Dan Meyer shows classroom-tested math exercises that prompt students to stop and think. http://blog.ted.com/2010/05/13/math_class_need/

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Jun, 2014

Child-driven education

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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 and South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching. http://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_the_child_driven_education#t-5841

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Jun, 2014

Let’s use video to reinvent education

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Salman Khan talks about the Khan Academy, a structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects. He demonstrates the power of interactive exercises, and urges teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script — give students video lectures to watch at home, and do “homework” in the classroom with the teacher available to help. http://www.ted.com/talks/salman_khan_let_s_use_video_to_reinvent_education#t-13030

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