education and research center to further explore approaches to self-directed learning.
The school will be self-sustaining and managed by cloud technology, with an adult supervisor always on-site. Once complete, the design will become a blue print and available for anyone to duplicate, TED said in a statement. Mitra also released a toolkit for anyone - parents, educators, teachers - interested in trying self-directed learning: How to Bring Self-Organised Learning Environments to Your Community.
It is an online resource designed to help educators and parents support kids (8-12 years old) as they tap into their innate sense of wonder and engage in child-driven learning.
'The TED Prize is a forward-looking prize, and we award it to individuals who have demonstrated significant achievement that the prize wish can build on,' said Lara Stein, Director of the TED Prize.
'Sugata has not only created a remarkable body of research around self-directed learning, but he has support from teachers around the world who are tapping into his methodology with great success.
'We are thrilled to support his wish, and are excited for him to delve deeper, build his lab in India, and provide platform for educators and parents around the world who wish to explore this model,' Stein said.