April 7, 2011

Papert has been criticized for taking video games seriously–and for soliciting a $3 million grant from Nintendo to develop learning tools that look and feel more like video games than schoolbooks. The three-year project ended last year, but Papert makes no apologies for it. “Change in education isn’t just going to come from ivory-tower academics,” he says. “It’s going to come from all sectors; academia, yes, but also from industry, from toy makers–that’s part of the culture of children.”

Hill, D. (1993) Inventing the Future. In Education Week January 12, 1993.
Accessed at http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/1994/01/12/16papert.h13.html