collaboration

September 19, 2012

In 1990, Louise C. Orlando of Teaching and Computers, a long defunct magazine, asked Seymour Papert what most would consider a softball question based on a contemporary education craze of that period. Interviewer: What do you think of cooperative learning? Papert: I think it’s very bad when students are forced to work in groups. But, …

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September 14, 2011

“If you’ve seen kids with computers, you know that there’s no better catalyst to share ideas. It’s a much more socializing experience than either school, which isolates kids, or television, which doesn’t encourage any socialization. The computer encourages kids to have conversations with one another.” Papert, S. (1997) in “Computing’s Idealist A chat with Seymour …

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