How can we help people develop as creative thinkers? In our last week, we explore strategies and motivations for supporting and expanding opportunities for creative learning. We invite you to share a project idea and reflect back on your journey as a creative learner.
In this video, Mitch Resnick describes why it is important to support children’s development as creative thinkers in today’s fast-changing society, and shares ideas on how to bring the spirit of kindergarten to children of all ages and all backgrounds.Subtitles are available in multiple languages.
Learn more about the different ways children can express themselves, and some tips on how to cultivate creativity.
“I used to think … but now I think …“
We are curious to know how your ideas have evolved, based on the activities and discussions in Learning Creative Learning. One way to reflect on your LCL journey is to fill in this sentence: I used to think … , but now I think … What in your journey contributed to the shift in your thinking? How might it influence your work?
Because this the last week of the course, we wanted to offer you a longer list of inspiring readings. As always, explore as much or as little as you like, at your own pace.
Want even more? Find more reading suggestions on the Lifelong Kindergarten book website.
Aaron Falbel & Edith Ackermann
from John Dewey, Experience and Education (1938)
from John Holt, How Children Fail (1964)
Karen Brennan, Ph.D. thesis (dissertation defense [video](https://www.media.mit.edu/videos/kbrennan-2012-10-4/))
Sir Ken Robinson (2010), TED Talk (video)
You can get this week’s videos, subtitles, and readings in a single zip file for offline use.