To Read: Designing Constructionist Future – MIT Press

Seymour Papert studied with – and critiqued and extended – Piaget as part of Papert’s research into early models for Machine Learning. Papert defined constructionism such that we learn through/by constructing artifacts that are meaningful to us and through/by sharing them with audiences who are meaningful to us.

I have seen a relationship between constructionism and art and design pedagogies. I also have seen harmonics with Montessori and with Froebel’s kindergarten.

One of the editors of this collected volume is Yasmin Kafai, who earned their PhD by studying the methods and impacts of Papert’s experiments in a Cambridge, MA, area school.

This collected volume “redefines constructionism in light of new technologies and new theories”. I look forward to reading it.

https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/designing-constructionist-futures


April 1, 2021