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Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play

Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Resnick, Mitchel
Foreword by Robinson, Ken

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How lessons from kindergarten can help everyone develop the creative thinking skills needed to thrive in today's society. In kindergartens these days, children spend more time with math worksheets and phonics flashcards than building blocks and finger paint. Kindergarten is becom...ing 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 before.
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ISBN 9780262536134
Released NZ 15 Aug 2018
Publisher MIT Press Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series The MIT Press
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ISBN-13 9780262536134
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher MIT Press Ltd
Imprint MIT Press
Released 15 Aug 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Resnick, Mitchel
Foreword by Robinson, Ken
Series The MIT Press
Category Award Winning
Organization & Management Of Education
Primary / Junior Schools
Educational Visits & Field Trips
Educational Resources & Technology
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code 370.157
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Creative ability - Study and teaching, Critical thinking - Study and teaching, Maker movement in education, Technology - Study and teaching, LEGO Mindstorms toys
NBS Text Education & Teaching
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly