June 29, 2011
“I’d like to make a very clear distinction between how you think as a revolutionary, not someone who wishes to force change, but someone who looks far enough ahead and sees that there is going to be change. There is going to be fundamental change. And the big question that I would like to raise on one side of this is, “What counts as fundamental?” We hear all of the time, “transformational change in school,” well we here very little discussion about what really counts as fundamental. And this is a big difference. In the 1970s, maybe because there wasn’t a lot you do of a practical day-to-day nature, people interested in this sort of thing were much concerned with that – what would be fundamental? What would be real deep change? What changes could happen and why? I hear very very very little discussion on a world-wide basis about this kind of question.”
Papert, S. (2004) Keynote address at the i3 1 to 1 Notebook Conference. Sydney, Australia. May 31 – June 2004. 9:00 into video.