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Lifelong kindergarten : cultivating creativity through projects, passion, peers, and play  Cover Image Book Book

Lifelong kindergarten : cultivating creativity through projects, passion, peers, and play

Resnick, Mitchel (author.). Robinson, Ken, 1950-2020 (writer of foreword.).

Summary: In kindergartens these days, children spend more time with math worksheets and phonics flashcards than building blocks and finger paint. Kindergarten is becoming more like the rest of school. In Lifelong Kindergarten, learning expert Mitchel Resnick argues for exactly the opposite: the rest of school (even the rest of life) should be more like kindergarten. To thrive in today's fast-changing world, people of all ages must learn to think and act creatively -- and the best way to do that is by focusing more on imagining, creating, playing, sharing, and reflecting, just as children do in traditional kindergartens. Drawing on experiences from more than thirty years at MIT's Media Lab, Resnick discusses new technologies and strategies for engaging young people in creative learning experiences. He tells stories of how children are programming their own games, stories, and inventions (for example, a diary security system, created by a twelve-year-old girl), and collaborating through remixing, crowdsourcing, and large-scale group projects (such as a Halloween-themed game called Night at Dreary Castle, produced by more than twenty kids scattered around the world). By providing young people with opportunities to work on projects, based on their passions, in collaboration with peers, in a playful spirit, we can help them prepare for a world where creative thinking is more important than ever befor.

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  • ISBN: 9780262037297
  • ISBN: 0262037297
  • ISBN: 9780262536134
  • ISBN: 0262536137
  • Physical Description: print
    x, 191 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2017]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Creative learning -- Projects -- Passion -- Peers -- Play -- Creative society.
Subject: Creative ability Study and teaching
Critical thinking Study and teaching
Maker movement in education
Technology Study and teaching
LEGO Mindstorms toys
Scratch (Computer program language)
EDUCATION Computers & Technology
EDUCATION Elementary
EDUCATION Experimental Methods
Creative ability Study and teaching
Critical thinking Study and teaching
LEGO Mindstorms toys
Maker movement in education
Scratch (Computer program language)
Technology Study and teaching
Kreativit├Ąt
Ausbildung
Kreatives Denken
Lernen
Gamification

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