Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play - The MIT Press by Mitchel Resnick
How can lessons learned from kindergartens help everyone develop the creative thinking skills needed to succeed in today's society. In kindergartens these days, children spend more time with math worksheets…
Lifelong Kindergarten synopsis
How can lessons learned from kindergartens help everyone develop the creative thinking skills needed to succeed in today's society. In kindergartens these days, children spend more time with math worksheets and educational cards in acoustics than building blocks and fingerprints.
Kindergartens became more like the rest of the school. At Lifelong Kindergarten,learning expert Mitchell Resnick argues the opposite: the rest of the school (even the rest of life) should be more like a kindergarten. To succeed in today's rapidly changing world, people of all ages must learn to think and act creatively.
The best way to do this is to focus more on imagining, creating, playing, sharing and meditating, just as children do in kindergartens. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab, Resnik discusses new techniques and strategies to engage young people in creative learning experiences.
He tells stories about how children program their games, stories, and inventions (for example, the daily safety system, created by a 12-year-old girl) and collaborate by re-mixing, group contracting, and mass-based projects (such as the Halloween- Night in Dreary Castle, produced by more than 20 children spread around the world). By providing young people with opportunities to work on projects, based on their passion, in collaboration with their peers, in a cheerful spirit, we can help them prepare for a world where creative thinking is more important than ever..
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