Mitch Resnick: Scratch und Kreativität

18.8.2014 16:55 TU Graz

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SOWING THE SEEDS FOR A MORE CREATIVE SOCIETY

In today's rapidly-changing society, people must continually come up
with creative solutions to unexpected problems. More than ever before,
success is based not on what you know, but on your ability to think
and act creatively. But there is a problem. Most activities in
children's lives, whether it's lessons in the classroom or games in
the living room, are not designed to help children develop as creative
thinkers. In this presentation, we will discuss new technologies and
activities designed specifically to help children learn to think
creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. We will
focus particularly on Scratch, a programming environment and online
community that enables children (ages 8 and up) to create their own
interactive stories, games, animations, and simulations -- and share
their creations with one another online (http://scratch.mit.edu).

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 Lifelong
Kindergarten research group developed ideas and technologies
underlying the LEGO Mindstorms robotics kits and Scratch programming
software, used by millions of young people around the world. He also
co-founded the Computer Clubhouse project, an international network of
100 after-school learning centers for youth from low-income
communities. Resnick earned a BS in physics from Princeton, and an MS
and PhD in computer science from MIT. He was awarded the McGraw Prize
in Education in 2011.

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