Mindstorms : Children, Computers, And Powerful Ideas

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Mindstorms has two central themes: that children can learn to use computers in a masterful way and that learning to use computers can change the way they learn everything else. Even outside the classroom, Papert had a vision that the computer could be used just as casually and as personally for a diversity of purposes throughout a person's entire life. Seymour Papert makes the point that in classrooms saturated with technology there is actually more socialization and that the technology often contributes to greater interaction among students and among students and instructors.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 126 x 202 x 20mm | 240g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 2nd Revised ed.
  • 0465046746
  • 9780465046744
  • 109,522

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"[Papert] offers one of the most promising glimpses yet of how we might build toward an education system in which we could take renewed pride."--New York Times Book Review
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About Seymour Papert

Seymour Papert is Lego Professor of Mathematics and Education at MIT, where he is also co-founder of the artificial intelligence and media labouratories.
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