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Saturday, October 5 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Cultivating Creative Learning Communities Across Contexts: Opportunities, Challenges, and Potential Paths

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In today's rapidly changing society, the ability to think and act creatively is becoming recognized as an essential skill. A growing number of educational initiatives are promoting creative learning—where children learn through making projects that build on their
interests, in collaboration with peers, through a process of tinkering and experimenting. This session will provide participants with a variety of perspectives on creative learning initiatives around the world: Brazil, Italy, Japan, Kenya, South Africa, and
the United States. The presenters will share their experiences facilitating creative learning initiatives in their local contexts. Although these initiatives grow out of a common learning philosophy, they are taking different approaches—from grassroots organizing
of local workshops and festivals to facilitating online communities where educators exchange ideas and resources. By highlighting diverse strategies, challenges, and opportunities, we seek to engage participants in a conversation of how we can collectively
cultivate creative learning communities across the globe.


Yumiko Murai

Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Carolina Rodeghiero

PhD Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Carmelo Presicce

MIT Media Lab

Yusuf Ahmad

Research Assistant, MIT Media Lab

Lily Gabaree

MIT Media Lab

Marian Muthui

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Saturday October 5, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Doheny Beach C/D 311 Peltason Dr., Irvine, CA, 92697