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Thursday, January 26 • 9:40am - 10:10am
Mitchel Resnick, Director, Lifelong Kindergarten, MIT Media Lab

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Learning from Scratch

Mitchel Resnick's Lifelong Kindergarten research group developed the ideas and technologies underlying the LEGO Mindstorms robotic kits and the Scratch programming software used by millions of young people around the world. With these technologies, young people learn to design, create, experiment, and invent with new technologies, not merely browse, chat, and interact. Mitch also co-founded an international network of 100 after-school clubs where youth from low-income families learn to express themselves creatively with new technologies. Mitch's ideas and work are now at the centre of the debate about the curriculum for ICT in schools. Should children simply learn to use standard applications and games, or should they also have the opportunity to become creators?

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Mitchel Resnick

Mitchel Resnick, Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab, develops new technologies and activities to engage people (especially children) in creative learning experiences. His ultimate goal: to help people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, work collaboratively, and learn continuously. His Lifelong Kindergarten research group developed ideas and technologies underlying the LEGO Mindstorms robotics kits and Scratch... Read More →

Thursday January 26, 2012 9:40am - 10:10am
The LWF Theatre National Hall Gallery, Olympia

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