When Teachers Defend Curiosity For Children

When Teachers Defend Curiosity For Children
AP Photo/The Evansville Courier & Press, Erin McCracken

Harvard professor Dr. Karen Brennan makes the case that when teachers cultivate their own creativity they're more able to protect spaces in their classrooms for student creativity. Dr. Karen Brennan has long been fascinated by learning environments that encourage kids to be curious. She's spent her career thinking about how students develop computational thinking, and what makes a learning environment fertile for kids to show their ingenuity. She helped develop ScratchEd, an online platform to support educators using Scratch in their classrooms, and has studied elements of effective teaching through MIT Media Lab's Lifelong Kindergarten research group.

Read Full Article »
Show comments Hide Comments

Related Articles