"Raising Attainment using SOLE in Mathematics
for 11-12 year old learners”
This project is part of the Erasmus+ KA201 ‘Raising Attainment using SOLE in Mathematics for 11-12 year old learners” project. It is based on the ideas and beliefs of Sugata Mitra, Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, in the UK. He is best known for his "Hole in the Wall" experiment.
In 1999, Sugata Mitra and his colleagues dug a hole in a wall bordering an urban slum in New Delhi, installed an Internet-connected PC and left it there, with a hidden camera filming the area. Sometime after they found that the kids from the slum had learnt how to use a computer and were teaching each other. He repeated this experiment and the result was the same: children were able to learn from each other using a computer with Internet connection without a formal instruction by the teacher. The key was that they were motivated by curiosity. This leads to the SOLE methodology. (Self-organised learning environments).