” I was inspired by the Hole in the Wall project, where a computer with an internet connection was put in a Delhi slum. When the slum was revisited after a month, the children of that slum had learned how to use the worldwide web. “


” In nine months, a group of children left alone with a computer – in any language – would reach the same standard as an office secretary in the West. “


” Profound changes to how children access vast information is yielding new forms of peer-to-peer and individual-guided learning. “


” We need a pedagogy free from fear and focused on the magic of children’s innate quest for information and understanding. “


” I don’t mind children cribbing answers off other children. It’s one of the ways they can learn. I also don’t think there should be too many constraints on what they can look at on the Internet. “


” It would be better, in a way, if any adults present were completely uneducated. There is nothing children like more than passing on information they have just discovered to people who may not already have it – an elderly grandmother, for instance. “


” If children know there is someone standing over them who knows all the answers, they are less inclined to find the answers for themselves. “


” I don’t even want to guess at what computer literacy might do to children, except to say that if cyberspace is considered a place, then there are people who are already in it and people who are not in it. “


” In most schools, we measure children on what they know. By and large, they have to memorize the content of whatever test is coming up. Because measuring the results of rote learning is easy, rote prevails. What kids know is just not important in comparison with whether they can think. “



All 9 Sugata Mitra Quotes about Children in picture


I was inspired by the Hole in the Wall project, where a computer with an internet connection was put in a Delhi slum. When the slum was revisited after a month, the children of that slum had learned how to use the worldwide web.
In nine months, a group of children left alone with a computer - in any language - would reach the same standard as an office secretary in the West.
Profound changes to how children access vast information is yielding new forms of peer-to-peer and individual-guided learning.
We need a pedagogy free from fear and focused on the magic of children
I don
It would be better, in a way, if any adults present were completely uneducated. There is nothing children like more than passing on information they have just discovered to people who may not already have it - an elderly grandmother, for instance.
If children know there is someone standing over them who knows all the answers, they are less inclined to find the answers for themselves.
I don
In most schools, we measure children on what they know. By and large, they have to memorize the content of whatever test is coming up. Because measuring the results of rote learning is easy, rote prevails. What kids know is just not important in comparison with whether they can think.

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