Students learn well from each other. Peer learning and collaboration is encouraged. When students know what they need to study within their class and for future assessment’s its worth watching and studying them. How they learn and share information in this age of technology can be fascinating and a worthwhile exercise.
Maybe we can take this further, not just focusing on what strategies work for the students, but more importantly what the students struggle with. This will tell us more where we need to focus as educators and maybe how we can take this forward.
However in the mist of this come further surprises, a 13-year-old boy teaching traditional classes at MIT !
We all learn all the time in many different ways.
Follow this article from the BBC:
Whizz kid, 13, teaches technology class to MIT graduates
In less than three years, 13-year-old Quin Etnyre learned to programme electronics, created his own company, and began teaching MIT graduates in his spare time.
Fuelled by a love of electronics and education, Quin developed starter kits to help children dive into the world of electronic programming.
Looking toward the long term, this whizz kid has plans to revolutionise the education system, integrating electronics into everyday classes.
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Chris O'Reilly is an Educational Technologist and freelance advisor for online educational learning material and development.