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Marina Bers: Young programmers – think playgrounds, not playpens

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Dr. Marina Bers, a Tufts University professor and co-founder of KinderLab Robotics, compares “playground” versus “playpen” models of learning and demonstrates how creative expression can help very young learners become creators, not just consumers, of technology. Marina Bers, PhD is a professor at the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development and an adjunct professor in the Computer Science Department at Tufts University. Her research involves the design and study of innovative learning technologies to promote children’s positive development.