“It is self-indulgent of us as teachers to say that we can spend 3 hours a week with a student and give them wonderful experiences. What about the billion other children on the planet? What about the rest of the hours for that child? Our task is to identify powerful ideas that have been dis-empowered. Then re-empower them.”
Seymour Papert delivered this provocative talk at the 2006 Squeakfest Conference. You may listen to it here.
The Daily Papert will have this speech transcribed in the near future.