[The Barefoot College is] the only college where the teacher is the learner and the learner is the teacher.

Bunker Roy

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“Learning from a Barefoot Movement.” TEDGlobal 2011. Jul. 2011. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Learning from a Barefoot Movement." TEDGlobal 2011. Jul. 2011. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote by Bunker Roy is about this college he founded in India, Barefoot College. This quote means that at Barefoot College, the traditional exchange of information is reversed: teachers learn from the students and students teach the teachers. This is not to say that the students of the college do not learn anything, however, but that the exchange of information is reciprocal. In the TED Talk this quote is from, Roy explains that at Barefoot College, people with master's degrees and PhD s are not allowed to teach; rather, students are taught by people with practical, career-related skills. Watch the full TED Talk here: Learning from a Barefoot Movement