April 25, 2012

“They first learn engineering, then from there they progress to learning the ideas behind it, and then they learn the mathematics. This would be inventing, it’s a little probe toward inventing a different kind of content. It’s not a different way of teaching; it’s not pedagogy. It’s different knowledge. It’s a good example of turning […]

April 19, 2012

“Why then should computers in schools be confined to computing the sum of the squares of the first twenty odd numbers and similar so-called ‘problem-solving’ uses? Why not use them to produce some action? There is no better reason than the intellectual timidity of the computers in education movement, which seems remarkably reluctant to use […]

April 3, 2012

“My goal in life which has been my major activity over the last 10 years, has been to find ways children can use this technology as a constructive medium to do things that no child could do before, to do things at a level of complexity that was not previously accessible to children.” Papert, S. […]

March 15, 2012

“when ideas go to school they  lose their power…” Papert, S. (2000). What’s the Big Idea? Toward a pedagogy of idea power. IBM Systems Journal. VOL 39, NOS 3&4, 2000. Tweet This Post

December 7, 2011

The DailyPapert.com rarely editorializes. The point of this site is to bring the words, wisdom and powerful ideas of Dr. Seymour Papert (bio here) to educators, policy-makers and citizens concerned. Although Papert made pioneering contributions to the worlds of epistemology, mathematics, artificial intelligence, computer science, educational gaming, learning and school reform, he receives too little […]

November 10, 2011

“The question that makes the difference between being optimistic or pessimistic about what is happening in schools is whether getting the ideas into the system in simplified form prepares the way for the deeper form or betrays it. I say, “Marry the man today and change his ways tomorrow!”” Papert, Seymour (2005). You can’t think […]

January 24, 2011

“The most powerful idea of all is the idea of powerful ideas.” Papert, S. (1981). Mindstorms: children, computers and powerful ideas. NY: Basic Books. Page 76. Buy Mindstorms Tweet This Post