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Submitted by aditi on 29 October, 2015 - 12:35
Why only adults are considered ‘teachers’ or rather when we think about teaching we think about adults. We miss out on a HUGE learning resource and that is children themselves. Informally they learn many things from each other including how to operate mobile to repair cycles. But when it comes to learning division or Newton's law, probably even the children do not consider themselves a valuable learning resource.
When we reinforced peer to peer learning, one of the child was wondering ‘i do not know, I cannot teach, but I can teach what I know’. He decided to teach ‘geometry’. Two children came came on day one, Next day few more joined and they had three teachers now. They taught more kids and more got interested….it was VIRAL :)
Imagine EACH child is given the confidence that are valuable and capable of making their learning viral...do you think we will ever be short of good teaching resources?