Mindstorms

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
  • 140 x 206 x 14mm | 267.62g
  • BASIC BOOKS
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2nd Revised ed.
  • 0465046746
  • 9780465046744
  • 86,661

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Review quote

"Ever since I met Seymour...I liked the way he talked about kids and how they learn. What he taught me was that each of us can learn and that computers are a unique tool to be used in our learning. But real learning is not rote and not commanded, but the result of exploration and delight."
--Governor Jerry Brown "[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 "Papert's fascinating volume should help adults allay their own fear of computers and not extend those fears into the uncorrupted psyches of children."
--Choice "Seymour Papert is the greatest of all living education theorists. He puts into the hands of the child new conceptual tools and thus changes the learning experience from a matter of discipline and suffering into one of excitement."--Marvin Minsky
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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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542 ratings
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