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, helping them learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. His Lifelong Kindergarten research group developed ideas and technologies underlying the LEGO Mindstorms robotics kits and the Scratch programming environment and online community, used by millions of young people around the world. He also co-founded the Computer Clubhouse project, an international network of more than 100 after-school learning centers where youth from low-income communities learn to express themselves creatively with new technologies.
Creativity can be nurtured and great ideas don't only appear from thin air! As we said Prof Resnick spent many years contemplating how to best educate kids and feed their yearning desires to be critical thinking and creative individuals. Here, he shares his insights into the minds of children, technology, and building a world for outside-of-the-box thinkers.