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March 21, 2011

“Every deep thinker who has looked at our education system, and I think of everyone, from Voltaire, Rousseau, Piaget, Vygostgy, John Dewey, they’ve all focused on one point, that our school is much too focused on information, on getting facts, far to little on doing things, on learning by doing, by action.”

Papert, S. (2004) Keynote address at the i3 1 to 1 Notebook Conference. Sydney, Australia. May 31 – June 2004. 45:01 into video.

Seymour Papert in Sydney, Australia 2004 from Gary Stager on Vimeo.

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1 Response

  1. The Wolfram’s are doing mathematics the right way. Using the tools available and saying let’s do more complex levels of thinking. And what they are saying now, Papert was saying then.