This TED talk by Charles Leadbeater is great. He bring into the conversation third world examples of education. Some of the great points and innovations that I think he hits on include:
1) Project based learning which has to be productive.
2) The inclusion of creativity and using games to teach.
3) Using the Chinese restaurant model – it spreads, looks different depending on where you are, but is recognizable for what it is.
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