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The Edvocate: 106 Experts Share their Thoughts on the Future of Education

Posted By KinderLab Robotics On December 28, 2017 in Media Coverage

The Edvocate asked 106 education experts to answer one question: “What are your thoughts on the future of education?”

Our own Marina Bers was one of the 106 experts asked to weigh in. Her response:
The future of education depends on engaging our youngest learners as creators with technology. When young children develop technological fluency—an ability to express themselves with technology—they gain problem-solving strategies and cognitive skills that represent a fundamental literacy of the 21st century. Learning computational thinking and sequencing skills at this young age is a predictor for academic success in literacy and reading as well as mathematics and other STEM fields. Introducing playful learning, collaboration, and coding in education allows children to see themselves as producers rather than consumers in today’s technology-driven world.

See the other experts’ answers to this question.