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Wednesday, August 1 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
A-Pops: Transforming Urban Spaces into Learner-directed Playful Learning Environments

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A-pops is a networked learning experience that transforms urban spaces into playful and collaborative learning environments that give learners agency of their learning experience and the space itself. Piloted in Mexico City in December 2017, A-pops supports young learners in engaging in emergent and playful opportunities in and beyond their local communities. Popular and underutilized city spaces are embedded with technologies that allow learners to take agency over the space, and collaboratively explore the space’s potential while building their understanding in key domains (e.g. computational thinking). The primary objective of this project is to leverage underutilized central locations in the city to develop learning spaces that are creative, collaborative and public, and that a wide range of learners have the ability to easily and socially engage in transformative learning experiences that set the foundation for future learning in a range of domains.

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Jen Groff

PhD Candidate, MIT Media Lab & MIT Education Arcade

Wednesday August 1, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
MIT Tang Center, E51-372 - Classroom, Building E51 2 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA

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