Kindergartens are becoming more like the rest of school, with children filling out worksheets and working with flash cards. I'll argue for exactly the reverse: the rest of school should be more like kindergarten. I’ll explain why kindergarten-style learning is ideal for today’s society, and discuss strategies to support it, based on the "4Ps of Creative Learning”: Projects, Passion, Peers, Play. I’ll share examples featuring tools (such as Scratch) developed by my group at the MIT Media Lab.
- Understand the 4Ps of Creative Learning: Projects, Passion, Peers, Play
- Learn strategies for implementing the 4Ps of Creative Learning: Projects, Passion, Peers, Play
- Become familiar with tools and activities that support the 4Ps, with special focus on the Scratch programming language and online community
- Mitchel Resnick, LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research, MIT Media Lab
Mitchel Resnick, LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research, MIT Media Lab
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