Seymour Papert Quotes

Seymour Papert Quotes: If children really want to learn something, and have the opportunity to learn it in use, they do so even if the teaching is poor. For example many learn difficult video games with no professional teaching at all!
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Seymour Papert Quote: Often kids in a computer lab learn about word-processing, but if they want to write an essay, they write it by hand. This is exactly the opposite of what you want them to learn. They're approaching the computer as just another abstract school subject.
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Quotes about Seymour Papert: My basic idea is that programming is the most powerful medium of developing the sophisticated and rigorous thinking needed for mathematics, for grammar, for physics, for statistics, for all the
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Quote about Seymour Papert: The role of the teacher is to create the conditions for invention rather than provide ready-made knowledge.
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Seymour Papert Sayings: You can sit down with your child and prompt him to show you something - perhaps how to play a game [on the computer]. By learning a game, you're getting close to the kid and gaining insight into ways of learning. The kid can see this happening and feels respected, so it fosters the relationship between you and the kid.
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Seymour Papert Saying: I prefer software where kids build something and run into problems they have to solve.
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Sayings about Seymour Papert: I was really looking at computers as a way to understand the mind. But at M.I.T., my mind was blown by having a whole computer to yourself as long as you liked.I felt a surge of intellectual power through access to this computer, and I started thinking about what this could mean for kids and the way they learn. That's when we developed the computer programming language for kids, Logo.
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Saying about Seymour Papert: Undoubtedly, there are kids with intellectual deficiencies or neurological problems. But a lot of kids shunted into special education classes are deficient only in a willingness to conform to the school pattern.They are just honest, brave kids who say,
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Seymour Papert Quotes: Working with the computer gives rise to many opportunities to transcend asocial behavior, because it produces exciting and visually interesting things to share, whether it's by creating video games, computer art or sharing exciting Web sites.
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Seymour Papert Quote: Now more people are doing work that requires individual decision-making and problem-solving, and we need an educational system that will help develop those skills.
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Quotes about Seymour Papert: Even with the most stupid video games, kids learn more about learning than they ever did before, because they want to learn codes and moves before other kids figure them out. They're motivated to seek out someone or search the Net for help. A student who makes a video game has to solve mathematical problems to make special effects happen on the screen.
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Quote about Seymour Papert: We often treat children as if they're not very competent to do anything on their own. So we make them stop learning in a natural way - by exploring. Logo [the computer programming language ] allows them to find their way around the computer, as they would find their way around the house, uncontaminated by the bureaucracies of schools.
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Seymour Papert Sayings: My ex-student, Idit Harel, who wrote a book,
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Seymour Papert Saying: Educators who have said,
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Sayings about Seymour Papert: We should think about what we mean by literacy. If you say,
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