Education and learning are not always the same thing. Sometimes the formality of the educational system makes us forget that learning is a natural human behavior. The best educators cultivate an attitude of wonderment in their students; they do not force their students’ attention, but rather awaken a dormant curiosity within them and stimulate their innate problem-solving abilities. I believe it was Piaget who stated that all learning stems from a state of puzzlement; a natural curiosity about one’s environment that fosters an attitude of “active experimentation.” In this TED talk (thanks Mary for bringing this to my attention), Sugata Mitra presents research from his Hole-in-the-wall experiments, which demonstrates how curiosity and collaboration can facilitate learning. Professor Mitra calls this Minimally Invasive Education.