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Commentary: The Growing Utilization of Design-Based Research

by Chris Dede, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Dr. Roblyer’s (2005) excellent overview of educational technology research makes a compelling case for improving the manner in which research on educational technology is conducted. I commend CITE Journal for its initiative in publishing and deconstructing a series of exemplary studies that illustrate best practices in education research. This commentary is intended to extend and […]

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Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas

by Glen Bull, University of Virginia

Today it is commonplace that computers and technology permeate almost every aspect of education. In the late 1960s, though, the idea that computers could serve as a catalyst for thinking about the way children learn was a radical concept. In the early 1960s, Seymour Papert joined the faculty of MIT and founded the Artificial Intelligence […]

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Teaching Children Thinking

by Seymour Papert, Professor Emeritus, MIT

I. Introduction The phrase “technology and education” usually means inventing new gadgets to teach the same old stuff in a thinly disguised version of the same old way. Moreover, if the gadgets are computers, the same old teaching becomes incredibly more expensive and biased towards its dullest parts, namely the kind of rote learning in […]

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You Can’t Think About Thinking Without Thinking About Thinking About Something

by Seymour Papert, Professor Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Although printed in 1970, “Teaching Children Thinking” was conceived in 1968 and bears the signs of the heady atmosphere of that time. Across the society change was in the air, deeply rooted assumptions were being challenged. On a smaller and less active but not less radical scale challenges to taken-for-granted ideas about children, about education […]

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