Podcast 48 – Learning Creative Learning Review (Part 2)

Doing Projects versus Project Based Learning

”But ‘teaching without curriculum’ does not mean spontaneous, freeform classrooms or simply ‘leaving the child alone.’ It means supporting the children as they build their own intellectual structures with materials drawn from the surrounding culture. – Seymour Papert, Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas

What is learning creative learning? Join me in a journey that I’m taking into a free online MIT course on this very topic. Today, the course focused on one of the four cornerstones of creative learning per the course – projects.

In the show today I cover:

  • Childhood objects, learning, and development as a person
  • Project vs. project-based learning vs. project-based inquiry
  • Connections to PERMIE KIDs
  • Let’s start taking action together
  • My homework – Scratch


Additional Resources:

Salty, Messy Fun: Mindstorms Reflection at the Stanford University Fablearn blog

How to Reinvent Project Based Learning to Be More Meaningful article by MindShift

Projects vs. Project-Based Learning blog by FriEdTechnology

Scratch website

Information about Scratch, event-driven programming tool for kids

History of Learning Creative Learning (LCL)

Lifelong Kindergarten Lab brining technologies to people of all ages to design, create, and learn

Sowing the Seeds for a More Creative Society by Mitchel Resnick

Book – Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas by Seymour A. Papert (for the adult educator)

Gears of My Childhood – Foreword to the book Mindstorms




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