October 18, 2011

“And at the same time that this massive penetration of the technology is taking place, there is a social movement afoot with great relevance for the politics of education. There is an increasing disillusion with traditional education. Some people express this by extreme action, actually withdrawing their children from schools and choosing to educate them at home. For most, there is simply the gnawing sense that schools simply aren’t doing the job anymore. I believe that these two trends can come together in a way that would be good for children, for parents, and for learning. This is through the construction of educationally powerful computational environments that will provide alternatives to traditional classrooms and traditional instruction.”

Papert, S. (1981) Mindstorms: Children, Computers and Powerful Ideas. NY: Basic Books.



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