February 9, 2011

“The central issue of change in education is the tension between technicalizing and not technicalizing, and here the teacher occupies the fulcrum position.”

“My paradoxical argument is that technology can support megachange in education as far-reaching as what we have seen in medicine, but it will do this through a process directly opposite to what has driven change in modern medicine. Medicine has changed by becoming more and more technical in its nature; in education, change will come by using technical means to shuck off the technical nature of schooling.”

Papert, S. (1993) The Children’s Machine: Rethinking School in the Age of The Computer. NY: Basic Books. p. 56.

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