This paper, by Sugata Mitra and Emma Crawley, details the findings from some of the first experiments with SOLE in UK classrooms. These experiments took place over three years, from 2009 to 2011 in an urban primary school in North East England. Highlights from these experiments that are discussed within this paper, include presenting a Year 4 class with GCSE physics and biology questions, and later A-Level questions on molecular structures, radiation and geography. This paper also discusses changes to student’s reading comprehension levels and information retention.
Citation: Mitra S, Crawley E. Effectiveness of Self-Organised Learning by Children: Gateshead Experiments. Journal of Education and Human Development 2014, 3(3), 79-88.