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Dr. Seymour Papert (born March 1, 1928 Pretoria, South Africa) is an MIT mathematician and prominent educator. He is one of the pioneers of artificial intelligence, as well as an inventor of the LOGO programming language (1968).
- A proponent of the Knowledge Machine.
- The developer of an interesting and original vision on learning, built upon the work of Jean Piaget (Constructivism). Rethinks how schools should work based on these theories of learning. Also focuses on the impact of new technologies on learning in general and schools as a learning organisation in particular.
- Had some influence on Alan Kay and the Dynabook concept.
- A collaborator with LEGO on their LOGO'ish-programmable Lego Mindstorms sets.
Books by Papert:
- Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas
- Seymour Papert used Piaget's work while developing the Logo programming language.He created the Logo as a tool to improve they way that children think and solve the problems. A small robot called “LOGO Turtle ” was developed and children have been encouraged to solve the problem with Logo turtle . A main purpose of the Logo Foundation research group is to strengthen the ability to learn the knowledge. Seymour Papert insists a language or program that children can learn not necessary to be a toy.
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