October 27, 2011

“I believe in “Kid Power.” Our education systems underestimate kids. It INFANTALIZES them by assuming they are incompetent. An eight-year old is capable of doing 90% of tech support and a 12 year old 100%. And this is not exploiting the children: it is giving them a powerful learning experience.”

Papert, Seymour. (2006) Seymour Papert on USINFO. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE. Bureau of International Information Programs USINFO Webchat Transcript. November 14, 2006.