“Children get the knowledge they need, when they need it, from networks of friends, hot lines and, when they are old enough, magazines and the Internet. A first step toward building a new relationship with kids is to join them in their exploration of new ways to learn. In addition to giving us their trust, children might teach us something about learning. A desire to be first on the block to master the latest game has led many kids to think much harder, and thus know much more, about the process of learning than people of my generation ever did.”
Papert, S. (1995). “The Parent Trap.” In Time Magazine on November 13, 1995, p. TD34.
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