Sugata Mitra conducted the Hole in the Wall (HIW) experiment, where in the year 1999 a computer was embedded within a wall in an Indian slum at Kalkaji, Delhi and children were allowed to freely use it. The experiment aimed at proving that kids could be taught computers very easily without any formal training. Sugata termed this as Minimally Invasive Education (MIE). The experiment has since been repeated at many places.

The results of his work question the ideas of curriculum, examinations and the meaning of ‘knowing’ itself in the Internet world of the 21st century. This means that, in addition to traditional schooling, children must get a chance to participate in self-organized learning, that is 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. His experiments have shown how children can learn by themselves. They can do this when getting certain kinds of support. It is important that:

They are motivated by curiosity.

They are given the chance to teach themselves and each other.

They are encouraged.

Sugata Mitra wants children around the globe to get a chance to participate in self-organized learning. His workshop will focus on how can teachers support learning, self-organised learning, and the competence of learning to learn.

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