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Child Driven Education – A Lesson for The Church?

I recently posted about Sergio Juárez Correa, a teacher in Mexico, and his “radical new teaching method” that is having an amazing impact on his students.  After discussing this post with some of my friends, I was encouraged to go online and listen to some of the TED talks by Sugata Mitra, the gentleman who inspired Sergio to adopt his new methods of teaching.   I have posted one of Sugata’s TED talks below.

I believe that what Sugata is onto has great implications for the western church.  As you view this short teaching, ask yourself the following questions:

* Has God truly wired us all to learn in this way?  Are there similarities to how He has chosen to educate us about Him?

* Does our access to the Holy Spirit and the Bible provide us with access to all spiritual understanding in a similar way that the “computer in the wall” does for the students?

* What would it look like if we moved away from expert driven, monologue based discipleship and education to something more like “child driven eduction?”  Would it look like learning in simple church?  Life Transformation Groups

I think so! What do you think?


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