The One World Schoolhouse

The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined

A groundbreaking and visionary approach to how we can all best learn.

Ex hedge funder, Salman Khan, heard that his usually A-grade cousin Nadia was struggling with her homework. He offered to help tutor her but found that when put on the spot, Nadia became unable to think clearly and would freeze, needing Khan to repeat himself a number of times. This led Khan to upload short YouTube videos in which he'd explain the problem, allowing Nadia to watch and re watch in her own time and without feeling under pressure. Before long Nadia's friends were using the videos and so began the foundations of the now worldwide Khan Academy. Today Salman connects to over 2 million people from all backgrounds and ages who sign on to use the Khan Academy videos which now cover every conceivable subject.

The One World Schoolhouse is Khan's passionate and practical introduction to his vision for the future of education, a vision that shows why conventional classroom teaching may no longer be the best way. Among his discoveries, Khan found the following:
Keep the 'lesson' short, no more than 10 minutes
Let the pupil set the pace, by taking responsibility they gain confidence
The more intimate and focussed the learning the better
Testing shouldn't exclude or limit, but identify learning styles
Technology is a powerful aid to learning and long term understanding

Like Malcolm Gladwell, Jamie Oliver and even Gareth Malone, Salman is a trailblazer who is radically challenging the way we think about the world's big social and personal issues. A gifted and inspiring speaker, Salman Khan's book summarises the ways in which we can radically improve our experience and use of education.

Salman Khan was born and raised in Metairie, Louisiana, to immigrant parents from India and Bangladesh. Before founding the Khan Academy, he was a hedge fund analyst. He's also worked in venture capital and engineering at Oracle and several Silicon Valley start-ups. Sal holds an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was president of his class, and three degrees from MIT.

The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined
Hachette Australia
Author: Salman Khan
ISBN: 9781444755770
Price: $29.99


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