creativity

Are We Wringing the Creativity Out of Kids?

Are We Wringing the Creativity Out of Kids?

| May 4, 2012 | 42 Comments

Do you think you’re creative?” Ask this question of a group of second-graders, and about 95 percent of them will answer “Yes.” Three years later, when the kids are in fifth grade, that proportion will drop to 50 percent—and by the time they’re seniors in high school, it’s down to 5 percent. Author Jonah Lehrer […]

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A Case for Lifelong Kindergarten

A Case for Lifelong Kindergarten

| September 26, 2011 | 3 Comments

Flickr:wwworks Could it be that the best way to learn happens in kindergarten? It’s an intriguing proposition, one that’s being explored at M.I.T. by folks like Mitch Resnick, the creator of the famous computer programming site for beginners called Scratch. Resnick brought up the idea last week at the New York Times’ School for Tomorrow […]

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