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Everyone knows and has heard about the Khan Academy. It offers free and great video resources to teach Maths. The founder and visionary Salman Khan just came out with his book
The One World School House – Education Reimagined which is destined to become one of the influential book written on education in our times.
A free, world-class education for anyone,
anywhere: this is the goal of the Khan Academy, a passion project that
grew from an ex-engineer and hedge funder’s online tutoring sessions
with his niece, who was struggling with algebra, into a worldwide
phenomenon. Today millions of students, parents, and teachers use the
Khan Academy’s free videos and software, which have expanded to
encompass nearly every conceivable subject, and Academy techniques are
being employed with exciting results in a growing number of classrooms
around the globe.

Like many innovators, Khan rethinks existing
assumptions and imagines what education could be if freed from them. And
his core idea-liberating teachers from lecturing and state-mandated
calendars and opening up class time for truly human interaction-has
become his life’s passion. Schools seek his advice about connecting to
students in a digital age, and people of all ages and backgrounds flock
to the site to utilize this fresh approach to learning.

In THE
ONE WORLD SCHOOLHOUSE, Khan presents his radical vision for the future
of education, as well as his own remarkable story, for the first time.
In these pages, you will discover, among other things:

  • How both students and teachers are being bound by a broken top-down model invented in Prussia two centuries ago
  • Why technology will make classrooms more human and teachers more important
  • How and why we can afford to pay educators the same as other professionals
  • How we can bring creativity and true human interactivity back to learning
  • Why we should be very optimistic about the future of learning.
Parents and politicians routinely bemoan the state of our education system. Statistics suggest we’ve fallen behind the rest of the world in literacy, math, and sciences. With a shrewd reading of history, Khan explains how this crisis presented itself, and why a return to “mastery learning” abandoned in the twentieth century and ingeniously revived by tools like the Khan Academy could offer the best opportunity to level the playing field, and to give all of our children a world-class education now.More than just a solution, THE ONE WORLD
SCHOOLHOUSE serves as a call for free, universal, global education, and an explanation of how Khan’s simple yet revolutionary thinking can help achieve this inspiring goal.

The Vedic Maths Forum India 

 


2 COMMENTS

  1. Gaurav, It is pleasant to mind and heart to see one author honour another. I have been a great fan of Vedic Math, unfortunately never got around to master it, or even get anywhere close to it. Though, I did teach my son, a few tricks like 25×25 multiplication of 11 etc. I have even encouraged my son to learn from Khans academy site. Keep up the good work both you guys.. Salman and yourself. God Bless.

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