It’s high time we thought about a revolution in education. Sugata Mitra, the new prophet?

The Victorians were great engineers. They engineered a [schooling] system that was so robust that it’s still with us today, continuously producing identical people for a machine that no longer exists.” — Sugata Mitra

“It’s quite fashionable to say that the education system’s broken — it’s not broken, it’s wonderfully constructed. It’s just that we don’t need it anymore. It’s outdated.” — Sugata Mitra

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

“It took nature 100 million years to make the ape stand up and become Homo sapiens. It took us only 10,000 to make knowing obsolete.” — Sugata Mitra

“My wish is that we design the future of learning. We don’t want to be spare parts for a great human computer.” — Sugata Mitra

Education is a self-organizing system, where learning is an emergent phenomenon.” — Sugata Mitra

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