For this reason, and because of the research that i’m writing, I think it’s important to work with other social groups of different ages to collect information on how we can use technology in education in the city, in this case through the use of Sugar and some very potential activities like Etoys, Scratch or TurtleArt.
From April, the intention is to start working with first-grade childrens (the first year of school [six years old]). In my opinion, this is the starting point where begins the long road to destroy creativity in education, so it is important to see the reactions and perceptions of these childrens in the use of new technologies that promote creativity and other skills, and in a process of investigation is very important to know what they think about all of this.
The other field of research are kids of the first semester at the University, especially kids who are studying the art of programming. These kids were past the whole school, and are starting the University, so it is very interesting to gather information based on perceptions, concerns, and how, through these tools, we can generate knowledge in a creative environment.
In addition to our central work with the Children’s Home, is useful to make this type of research, paving the way for future pilot projects or larger deployments in the city.