5: Autodidactism and Technology in Ethiopia

As a teacher, I’ve seen first-hand how youth are naturally inquisitive and  social, and will network to discover solutions to using new technology. Admittedly, my experiences are 1st world problems with little Johnny or Susie knowing how to bypass school wif-fi protocols.

However, this MIT story shares the “miraculous” results of children who know no English, were given no instruction, and had access to pre-loaded rudimentary educational programs on solar-powered tablets.

I’m just as curious about the natural inclination towards self-learning in youth as other teachers, yet I am still convinced that the role of the teacher is required to instil moral and ethical use of technology.

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