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ERIC Number: EJ1080976
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5804
You Can't Think about Thinking without Thinking about Thinking about Something
Papert, Seymour
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), v5 n2-3 p366-367 2005
Although printed in 1970, "Teaching Children Thinking" was conceived in 1968 and bears the signs of the heady atmosphere of that time. The most explicit idea in "Teaching Children Thinking" is that children could be in charge of computers, not computers in charge of the children by offering what was the new image of children and computers as tools for creativity. The idea that "teaching thinking" is appropriate in elementary school does have some antecedents but in 1970 it was certainly not current in the mainstream of American education circles. In this brief article Seymour Papert highlights a few ways "Teaching Children Thinking" has impacted the practice of schools and the lives of children since it was published.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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