11:15h to 12:00h

SOLE Worldwide, learning together 

SOLE Worldwide, learning together

The different reasons and motivations that gave rise to the creation of the different SOLE movements in America and Spain will be presented.

The weight and main factors in the implementation and sustainability of SOLE will be pointed out

The lessons learned from the different implementation projects will be summarized with a view to planning future processes and practices.

The processes and projects that will be developed in the coming years will be shared to spread SOLE in the international community.

Dr. Sugata Mitra 
SOLE Worldwide Ambassador

Prof. Sugata Mitra’s current work is on the Internet and children’s learning. He retired in 2019, and is currently an Emeritus Professor of Newcastle University, England.

He conducted the Hole in the Wall (HIW) experiment, where in the year 1999 a computer was embedded within a wall in an Indian slum at Kalkaji, Delhi and children were allowed to freely use it. The experiment aimed at proving that kids could be taught computers very easily without any formal training. Sugata termed this as Minimally Invasive Education (MIE).

In 2013, he was awarded the first $1 million TED prize, to put his educational ideas together to create seven laboratories called ‘Schools in the Cloud’. Here he studied learning as emergent phenomena in an educational self-organising system. These results question the ideas of curriculum, examinations and the meaning of ‘knowing’ itself in the Internet world of the 21st century.

Mabel Quiroga 
SOLE Worldwide Co-Director

Teacher, researcher and teacher educator with 30 years of experience in the field of education and technology. Co-founder of SOLE Argentina and SOLE Worldwide she has supported the SOLE approach movement (self-organized learning environments) in Argentina and Latin America and has trained teaching communities and educational managers on the SOLE pedagogy

Her interests in education and research currently revolve around the use of ICT in teaching and learning processes, reading comprehension proficiency of children in primary schooling and autonomous learning. She has been working with Dr Mitra and the international SOLE team for more than a decade.

Javier Bronchalo
SOLE Worldwide Co-Director

Entrepreneur and social innovator in the field of education with more than 20 years of experience as a teacher and researcher, he is a co-founder of Origami for Change, INQ Learning SOLE Spain and SOLE Worldwide. His work and research focuses on how people improve their way of learning through the active acquisition of information, peer support and participation in a community based on equality and mutual respect. All his work is carried out in learning environments of formal, non-formal and informal education. Currently he is working on different benchmark projects at national and international level, with such outstanding people in the field of education and innovation as Sugata Mitra at School in the Cloud, Yacoov Hecht at Educational Cities, Manuela Villa at Ciudad DIWO and Ferran Adriá at Creative Schools.