Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity Through Projects, Passion, Peers, And Play by Mitchel ResnickLifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity Through Projects, Passion, Peers, And Play by Mitchel Resnick

Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity Through Projects, Passion, Peers, And Play

byMitchel ResnickForeword byKen Robinson

Hardcover | August 25, 2017

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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 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 before.

Title:Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity Through Projects, Passion, Peers, And PlayFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8 × 5.38 × 0.75 inPublished:August 25, 2017Publisher:The MIT PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0262037297

ISBN - 13:9780262037297

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Mitchel Resnick has long been an inspiration to those of us who study the roots of innovative thinking. Lifelong Kindergarten is not only essential reading for educators trying to cultivate 21st century skills in the classroom; it's also a vital resource for anyone-parents, entrepreneurs, artists-interested in the creative mind at work and at play.-Steven Johnson, author of Where Good Ideas Come From and How We Got to Now