- Collaborate and use the internet to explore the Big Questions.
SOLE: Self-Organized Learning Environment
It's a form of inquiry-based learning where the students form groups, use the internet and present their discoveries to other groups.
Big Questions are not so simple, and it's fun to challenge. The students can learn communication skills and IT skills through collaboration in groups and the use of the internet.
In our SOLE sessions, our students work on Big Questions related to topics such as:
- Natural Resources and Wisdom of Living
- Hapiness and Money
- Discovering Fun Stuff
- Science and Philosophy
- Project and Work
SOLE stands for Self-Organized Learning Environment. It is a form of inquiry based learning where teachers have minimal involvement. Students are posed a "Big Question." Working in groups, they try to answer the question using information on the internet and other sources. At the end of the study period, students present and review their findings.
Onstage at TED2013, Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other -- using resources and mentoring from the cloud. Hear his inspiring vision for Self Organized Learning Environments. (TED)
What is the future of education in a networked world? TED Prize winner Sugata
Mitra calls for a revolution in how and what we learn. With a global network of
information a few clicks away, Mitra argues that the Victorian model on which our
school systems are based is obsolete. (Vimeo)
SOLE's Three Steps
(1) Big Questions are the spark that ignites a SOLE session. Big Questions are the ones that don’t have an easy answer, e.g. “Why are bee hives hexagonal?”
(2) Students make groups of about 3-5 students. Each group collaborates and searches for an answer on the internet and/or in other sources. They can use any languages.
(3) Students share what they learned with the whole group. It's up to the students how they present. Everyone gather and review what they learned at the end of each session.
Benefits Of Learning with SOLE
SOLE covers "Four Dimentions of Education - Knowledge, Skills, Character and Meta-learning" which are known to be the key competencies that learners in 21st century are expected to learn.
How we reflect and adapt
What we know and understand
How we use what we know
How we behave and engage in the world
"Four Dimentions of Education" (c) 2015 Center For Curriculum Redesign
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