Emma Crawley's scientific contributions

Publications (2)

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Effectiveness of Self-Organised Learning by Children: Gateshead Experiments Sugata Mitra, Emma Crawley Abstract Children, working in groups and using the Internet, seem capable of learning content traditionally considered to be ahead of their time and comprehension levels. In this paper we describe four experiments to measure children’s achievemen...

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... To build on this concept, a self-organized learning environment (SOLE) gives students the opportunity and flexibility to build their learning at any time and without restriction. Mitra et al. (2010) saw that SOLE could encourage teachers to let their students answer questions by working as a community with both the assistance of computers and internet access. ...
... In 2014, Mitra attended the International Association for Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL ) conference as a plenary speaker where he outlined his vision for Self-Organising Learning Environments (SOLE) and the future of learning -a school in the cloud -allowing direct provision of education to the most remote students and a redesign of the conventional classroom, allowing children to explore 'big questions' using only the internet, in a way that traditional curriculums do not facilitate. Through SOLE, Mitra claims children can tackle features of the traditional curriculum many years beyond their school age (Mitra & Crawley, 2014). Meanwhile, independent discussions of SOLE typically relate to the context of broader philosophical discussions of educational technology and its role in bridging social inequality, rather than considerations of the data and methodology underpinning SOLE pedagogy. ...