REFERENCES

Mitchel Resnick | MIT Media Lab
Mitchel Resnick | MIT Media Lab

The Lifelong Kindergarten group develops technologies, activities, and communities to engage young people, from all backgrounds, in creative learning experiences, so they can develop their thinking, their voices, and their identities. My work is heavily based on their research so please check them out!

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Seymour Papert | MINDSTORM
Seymour Papert | MINDSTORM

Seymour Papert’s Mindstorms was published by Basic Books in 1980, and outlines his vision of children using computers as instruments for learning. Although Seymour Papert's book is about childhood learning and technology, I still apply the same principles to high education. Would be a great read.

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Digital Culture & Education
Digital Culture & Education

Digital Culture & Education (ISSN: 1836-8301) is an international, inter-disciplinary, open-access peer reviewed academic journal for those interested in exploring the overlaps between technology, culture, and education. Awesome journal. They have a lot of interesting articles. I think they are basically arguing the same thing as I am but a lot better. I would check them out.

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Walter Benjamin | The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Walter Benjamin | The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

I would not have gone down this rabbit hole of questioning how technology have changed the way we think and learn without this reading. Although this reading is more about art and it's infinite reproducibility do to the age of mechanical reproduction. Some of the ideas in here has still influenced my thoughts on how technology have changed the way we learn.

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Douglas Davis | The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction
Douglas Davis | The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction

Images, sounds, and words are received, deconstructed, rearranged, and restored wherever they are seen, heard, and stored. What has happened to the aura surrounding the original work of art, so prized by generations of collectors and critics? How do we even put a value on these digital designs and how/what do we teach so that design students can take full advantage in the age of digital reproduction?

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John May | Everything Is Already an Image
John May | Everything Is Already an Image

I am less interested about the image but more about how technology/the computer has fundamentally changed the way we do architecture. However, we have not fundamentally changed the way we teach it.

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Reggio Emilia: Some Lessons for U.S. Educators
Reggio Emilia: Some Lessons for U.S. Educators

During the past several decades, U.S. educators have increasingly turned their attention to other nations' policies and practices to inform deliberations on American child care and early education. One internationally acclaimed program that supports and challenges American notions of appropriate early education is the municipal early childhood program in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Check to find out more!

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Frederick M. Logan | Kindergarten and Bauhaus
Frederick M. Logan | Kindergarten and Bauhaus

Comparing the similarities of the Froebelian Kindergarten and the Bauhaus. It is an interesting read for sure.

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Making projects, making friends: Online community as catalyst for interactive media creation
Making projects, making friends: Online community as catalyst for interactive media creation

How do we change from being consumers into being creators? What does it even mean to be a creator in the digital age? Find out more!

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Zheng Yan | THE PSYCHOLOGY OF E-LEARNING: A FIELD OF STUDY
Zheng Yan | THE PSYCHOLOGY OF E-LEARNING: A FIELD OF STUDY

The psychology of E-learning as a field of study that is important, interdisciplinary, emerging, and promising. We first define E-learning as the third learning system in the history of human learning, specify two major E-learning practices in education and corporations, and indicate the importance of psychological studies of E-learning...

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Bell Hooks | Teaching to Transgress
Bell Hooks | Teaching to Transgress

In Teaching to Transgress,bell hooks--writer, teacher, and insurgent black intellectual--writes about a new kind of education, education as the practice of freedom. Teaching students to "transgress" against racial, sexual, and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom is, for hooks, the teacher's most important goal.

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Paulo Freire | Pedagogy of the Oppressed
Paulo Freire | Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Paulo Freire's work has helped to empower countless people throughout the world and has taken on special urgency in the United States and Western Europe, where the creation of a permanent underclass among the underprivileged and minorities in cities and urban centers is ongoing.

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Elizabeth Wood | DEVELOPING A PEDAGOGY OF PLAY
Elizabeth Wood | DEVELOPING A PEDAGOGY OF PLAY

One of the fundamental principles in early childhood education is the importance of play to children’s learning and development. The commitment to play can be traced through theory and ideology into early childhood programmes in many different countries (Saracho and Spodek, 2002; Wood and Attfield, 2005). While there is substantial evidence on learning through play, there has been less evidence on teaching through play.

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John Dewey | Democracy and Education
John Dewey | Democracy and Education

You can say that all research surrounding this topic stems from John Dewey and Jean Piaget. this is a must read.

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Jean Piaget | Language and Learning
Jean Piaget | Language and Learning

You can say that all research surrounding this topic stems from John Dewey and Jean Piaget. this is a must read.

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Kenneth.T. Henson | Foundations for Learner-Centered Education: A Knowledge Base
Kenneth.T. Henson | Foundations for Learner-Centered Education: A Knowledge Base

Learner-centered education has a long history of development. Two of the first educators to put emphasis on the learner were Confucius and Socrates (5th to 4th centuries B.C.). Over two millennia passed before seventeenth century Englishman John Locke introduced experiential education (the idea that one learns through experience). Another two hundred years passed before European educators Pestalozzi, Hegel, Herbart, and Froebel designed and popularized experience-based, learner-centered cuircula

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99% Invisible | Froebel's Gifts
99% Invisible | Froebel's Gifts

when a friend convinced him to pursue a path toward education instead. And in changing course, Froebel arguably ended up having more influence on the world of architecture and design than any single architect — all because Friedrich Froebel created kindergarten. If you’ve ever looked at a piece of abstract art or Modernist architecture and thought “my kindergartener could have made that,” well, that may be more true than you realize...

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Roberto Farné | Pedagogy of Play
Roberto Farné | Pedagogy of Play

"Pedagogy of play'" focuses on the educational value of this field of experience, by claiming that play characterizes the two fundamental guidelines which are at the basis of education; the spontaneous and natural direction on the one side, and the intentional one on the other side.

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Tom Bissell | Extra Lives
Tom Bissell | Extra Lives

In Extra Lives, acclaimed writer and life-long video game enthusiast Tom Bissell takes the reader on an insightful and entertaining tour of the art and meaning of video games. Why does play matter?

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Ian Bogost | Play Anything
Ian Bogost | Play Anything

Life is boring: filled with meetings and traffic, errands and emails. Nothing we'd ever call fun. But what if we've gotten fun wrong? In Play Anything, visionary game designer and philosopher Ian Bogost shows how we can overcome our daily anxiety; transforming the boring, ordinary world around us into one of endless, playful possibilities.

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Michaela Wozniak | How to Improve Architectural Education: Learning (and Unlearning) From the Beaux
Michaela Wozniak | How to Improve Architectural Education: Learning (and Unlearning) From the Beaux

Learning how to design is hard. It requires students to learn an entirely new way of thinking and seeing the world. It even requires a whole new vocabulary. So architecture school is rightly hard. However, architecture school is known for being hard for the wrong reasons...

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