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Seymore Papert -logo and more

Many thanks to Junaid Mubeen for this fascinating article about Seymore Papert (father of A.I.)

A good read !

View story at Medium.com

Seymour Papert

On July 31, MIT Professor Seymour Papert passed away. He was, without question, one of the most significant thinkers about education the world has ever known. 508 more words


Programming - Promise, Possibility and Papert

There is widespread concern about low pass rates in computer programming modules at higher education. There is plenty of evidence about teacher experience and students performance in this domain that suggests that computer programming is a difficult skill to teach and a difficult skill to learn. 537 more words

Higher Education

"By the 1980's and 1990's, Moore's Law had emerged as the underlying assumption that governed almost everything in the Valley, from technology to business, education, and even culture"*...

… and Moore’s Law— the assertion that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years– has indeed weathered pretty well since Gordon Moore… 483 more words

A Response to “The Gears of My Childhood”

As I recall, the first time that I expressed interest in becoming a scientist was in the second grade after seeing the movie Twister. The film chronicles the story of a group of meteorologists who are trying to use a yet untested instrument (affectionately named Dorothy) to gather data about tornados. 432 more words

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Constructionism vs Instructionism

"The role of the teacher is to create the conditions for invention 
rather than provide ready-made knowledge."

- Seymour Papert -

In Seymour Papert’s 1980’s video conference with Japanese educators Papert argued that that constructionism is more important and critical in the classroom than instructionism.   343 more words