Why All Education Should Be Modeled After Kindergarten

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How do we prepare our kids for the jobs of the future?

For MIT professor Mitchel Resnick, the answer lies in the kindergarten classroom. That's where kids are painting, negotiating sharing toys, making up games with complex rules, and just playing freely. And it's that kind of environment that will foster creativity, which will ultimately prepare kids to compete in a rapidly changing world.


Mitchel Resnick, LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab, where he leads the Lifelong Kindergarten research group. His new book is "Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passions, Peers, and Play." He tweets @mres.

This segment aired on October 20, 2017.

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