Seymour Papert’s 8 Big Ideas about Making

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Seymour Papert was a world-renowned mathematician, learning theorist, and educational-technology visionary, He delighted in his interactions with children of all ages and from all walks of life. He was among the first to understand the revolutionary potential of computers in children’s learning, recognizing that computers could be used not just to deliver information and instruction, but also to empower children to experiment, explore, and express themselves.

Seymour Papert was the founder of the Constructionist Learning Lab, and he had 8 big ideas that were crucial to the undertaking of this type of teaching and learning. These big ideas are found in Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering and Engineering in the classroom. Check out the Maker Space for Education Website for more inspiration

This poster is a great stimulus for developing a new understanding of creativity, inquiry and makerspace in the classroom.

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