Kids who want to learn will learn if you give them half a chance

Old but good

BBC News – Using computers to teach children with no teachers

“I told them: ‘there is some very difficult stuff on this computer, I won’t be surprised if you don’t understand anything’.”

Two months later, he returned.

Initially the children said they had not learnt anything, despite the fact that they used the computers everyday.

“Then a 12-year-old girl raised her hand and said ‘apart from the fact that improper replication of the DNA contributes to genetic disease – we’ve understood nothing else’.”

So the real question is more about getting more of them to want to learn the stuff that would be good for them to learn and getting anyone who might interfere with the process out of the way..

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