Holes in the wall and granny clouds

Got talking about this today while chatting about training teachers in Africa and just had to Google even though I should be thinking about student opinon surveys.

A bit of the talk relates to Tamil speaking children learning how to explore computer based resources on molecular biology!  They learned something, but their scores went up with a mediator with no knowledge of the subject who “acted like a granny” i.e. lots of encouraging noises.  Further granny power is provided by UK grannies reading stories to children over skype!

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One Response to Holes in the wall and granny clouds

  1. runtezza says:

    Interesting talk — thanks for the link and the article. I’m intrigued by the idea of education as a self-organising system displaying emergence (would that be another way to talk about learning as well?)

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