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Revolutionizing Learning in the Digital Age

Monday, January 1, 2001


Mitchel Resnick describes how higher education can enhance its primary role in the spread of knowledge by using technology to reframe teaching and learning at all levels. Inspired by the physical objects and activities prevalent in kindergartens (but that give way to abstract formal methods throughout the educational process), Resnick describes his new approach as lifelong kindergarten. A growing body of research shows that people form stronger bonds with knowledge gained through concrete representations and physical activities that differ greatly from the abstract approaches favored in traditional curricula.

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