Edith is a social scientist with a background in developmental psychology. Trained as a researcher and a clinician at the Piaget Institute in Geneva, Switzerland, she became an early adopter of the notion that whatever you tell someone you won’t let her discover by herself! However, to state that teaching is best when indirect doesn’t mean that guidance is superfluous: the art is in laying the ground for a mutually enriching dialog, or shared exploration.
Edith works with partners from varying backgrounds to help shape the future of play and learning in a digital world. She studies how people use place, relate to others, and treat things to find their ways – and voices – in an ever-changing world. Two lessons she has learned: When it comes to learning and creative uses of technologies, children have more to teach adults than adults do to children! When it comes to innovating for others, don’t guess what they want or do what they say: co-create what they – and you – will love once it is there!
Edith is an ongoing collaborator and advisor for Learning Studio projects and educational research.