Piotr Migdał (ICFO / Compass), http://migdal.wikidot.com
(a talk via Google Hangout)
Education should use child's curiosity, rather than inhibit it.
Games and playing seem to be natural ways of learning, and have great potential to be used.
Further reading & materials
- https://hackpad.com/Science-based-games-J0X4MSberlM (collaborative list of science-based games - feel free to edit!)
- Now you know - When should you teach children, and when should you let them explore? - The Economist (May 26th 2011)
"The researchers' conclusion was that, in the context of strange toys of unknown function, prior explanation does, indeed, inhibit exploration and discovery."
- ‘StarCraft’ Gameplay Boosts Mental Flexibility, Says Study - The Wall Street Journal (Aug 25, 2013)
- Summerhill School (Wikipedia entry)
- Motivation: Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation (Wikipedia entry)
- A. S. Neill, Summerhill: A radical approach to children rearing (especially the first chapter: "I. SUMMERHILL SCHOOL")