By Sugata Mitra
2013 TED Prize Winner
Welcome to the Self-Organized Learning Environment (SOLE) Toolkit, an online resource designed to help educators and parents support kids (8-12 years old) as they tap into their innate sense of wonder and engage in child-driven learning.
Educators of all kinds (parents, teachers, community leaders, etc.) play an important role in both teaching kids how to think, and giving them room to feed their curiosity. The SOLE approach embraces a process where kids learn how to ask questions that make them come alive to the world, questions like the following, What is a soul? Can animals think? How does my digestion system work? Did dinosaurs really exist?
To prepare for the realities of the future workplace and the rapidly changing technological landscape, it is critical for educators to invite kids to get good at asking big questions that lead them on intellectual journeys to pursue answers, rather than only memorizing facts.