When education works.
Posted by Preetha Ram
It was a win for education today, twice on #TedxSanJoseCA
Angela Zhang, winner of the Siemens Science Talent competition. She asked for journal articles from a Stanford cancer researcher, learnt about it and then proposed a award winning project, performed the research. Home schooled Roberto Granadas (13) and his brother, Ernesto (7) lit up the stage with their duet on guitar and drums. Angela spent hundreds of hours performing research and Roberto started playing along with Jimi Hendrix songs as a four year old . This is what is right with education today. Why can’t we do this again and again and again? Why are there any kids that are not fired up about something? Anything?
Every kid is an opportunity to achieve the impossible. Why then are there so many missed opportunities? Just pondering #TedxSanJoseCa.
About Preetha RamI am an educator (Dean for PreHealth and Science Education at Emory), social entrepreneur (Cofounder of OpenStudy, a global study group to connect learners) and visionary (let's build a classroom for the world to study together). A chemist by training (Yale), I like to solve problems by building bridges at the edges and interstices of disciplinary boundaries.
Posted on April 14, 2012, in E-learning, Hacking Education, open social learning, Science Education. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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