Opening day was great. Evening speaker made the point that kids learn on their own if left alone with right tools eg a computer linked to net. A radical idea popularized 40 years ago in British school called Summerhill. I wonder if this is true for all learners or only a few. Speaker did experiments in India and other parts of world suggesting that SES does not matter. I'd like to see more rigorous research on the issue. Still this idea could overturn foundations of education...something we badly need. Stay tuned, this is a conference very different from any other I have attended.
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