Monday, April 5, 2010

Seymour Papert on what schools of the future might look like #edchat

Another great clip from the 1995 House Committee Hearing on Technology in Education. In this clip Seymour Papert describes what he thinks schools might look like in the future. He describes mixed age one-room schoolhouse type settings where students work with their teacher(s) to complete constructive projects. One interesting quote from this clip, addressing David Shaw's criticism of this vision, Papert says:

"I did preface my remarks, I think there is an education establishment with its head wedged in a culture that grew up over a century of which there was the most lethargic progress of education in all fields of human activity."


Mrs. Tenkely said...

I want to work in Papert's school.

MarianaLudmila said...

What a wonderful man Seymour Papert is!
It was a great intelectual loss when he had that accident! Fortunately he is blooming again.
One of the greatest MINDS!
I absolutely agree with his vision!!!!