Reflections on “Learning Creative Learning” – free online course from MIT Media Lab and P2PU

MIT Media Lab and P2PU is hostsing a free MOOC called Learning Creative Learning.


Learning Creative Learning. Click to join the course

P2PU is short for Peer to Peer University. It’s an…

…open education project that organizes learning outside of institutional walls and gives learners recognition for their achievements. P2PU creates a model for lifelong learning alongside traditional formal higher education. Leveraging the internet and educational materials openly available online, P2PU enables high-quality low-cost education opportunities.


MIT Media Lab needs no introduction. But if it does, read about the most awesome university on the planet here: 

Mitch Resnick, who is the director of Lifelong Kindergarten and Seymore Papert, the learning theorist, LEGO Mindstorms and MIT Media Lab founder. Papert is my idol when it comes to constructing knowledge and learning, but I don’t know much about Resnick and Lifelong Kindergarden. Hopefully ill’  know more at the end of the course.

The course starts Feb. 11. and ends May 13. 2013.

You can still join! (today is Feb. 4.) here: so far, more than 500 participants have signed up.

Im exited to see how much we will be able to interact during the sessions, and what the platform offers.

So far, the litterature looks interesting. Readings for the two first sessions:

– Mitchel Resnick (2007). All I Really Need to Know (About Creative Thinking) I Learned (By Studying How Children Learn) in Kindergarten. ACM Creativity & Cognition conference.

– Mimi Ito et al. (2009): Learning and Living with New Media. MacArthur Foundation Reports.

– Seymour Papert (1980): Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas (Foreword: The Gears of My Childhood)

I’ve already read “Mindstorms” and I use the chapter “Gears of My Childhood” in this post  to describe how I found my own “gears” in the making of music, and how every child (or adult) have their own “gear” in which they can unfold their creativity.

Already, the Google community is full of activity. it’s open, so look inside here:

The idea of this post, is to make an update for every session containing my reflections on the litterature, the interactions and the MOOC platform.

Here are the introduction videos:

Watch session 1 here:

Watch session 2 here:

Watch session 3 here:

Watch session 4 here:

Watch session 5 here:

Watch session 6 here:

Watch session 7 here:

Watch session 8 here:

Watch session 9 here:

Watch session 10 here:

Watch session 11 (final session) here: