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Seymour Papert

Learning and experience

The path from Piaget to Papert to project-based learning is a direct one. It was the Swiss psychologist, Piaget, who argued that children don’t learn by being passive receptors of information from the environment, but by actively confronting it. His student, Papert, who went on to be a founding faculty member of the MIT Media lab, followed in Piaget’s footsteps, arguing too that children learn by ...
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How do we learn?

A student of the Swiss psychologist, Piaget, Seymour Papert is an MIT mathematician who is the intellectual father of project-based learning. His constructionist view is that individuals learn, and learn best, by interacting with their environment to make things. They learn by doing and from the things that others do, and in this way construct new knowledge. Learning, on this view, is both self-di...
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