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How can we help young people learn to express themselves with new technologies so they can be active participants in tomorrow’s Creative Society?

Key Questions and Comments:

  • (6:50) Your research group at the MIT Media Lab is called Lifelong Kindergarten. Why is that?
  • (16:13) How do we take these great ideas and move them out into the rest of the world?
  • (17:04) I’d be curious to hear how you feel your work intersects with the [Maker] movement?
  • (18:51) Do you find that it’s sometimes challenging to maintain that more playful approach or are there particular things that you do that encourage that?
  • (21:10) After you have the one workshop…do you see that [the Maker community will] continue this type of practice after you’re gone?
  • (22:48) How have you seen different sorts of kids bringing different sorts of material culture to the table and working with that?
  • (24:13) What, in your opinion, does it mean to be fluent with “digital” technology?
  • (35:15) How can these ideas related to lifelong learning and tinkering apply to High School and College level learning?
  • (37:43)The “kindergarten spirit”, is that alive and well? This notion of how kids learn and explore regardless of socioeconomic place?
  • (39:20) The institutional settings actually discourage the “kindergarten spirit”…I wonder if you’ve thought about how to try to change that more institutional dynamic that can be so hard to move?
  • (41:56)What are some of the assessments you wish people were assessing, and in what ways or how would you do that?
  • (47:05) How can we cultivate and support communities of creative learners the way you have?

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