Watch this FabLearn Fellow webinar with special guest Gary Stager. Gary spoke on the topic of “Constructionism and Teaching.” We covered a lot of ground in this webinar including: constructivism, Seymour Papert, changing teaching practices, what makes a good project, use of kits, documentation, making as more than just “hands-on,” makerspaces vs. classroom integrated making experiences, physical vs. digital making, and much more.
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Books and articles by Seymour Papert
- Mindstorms: Children, Computers, And Powerful Ideas – Constructionism explained as the way people naturally learn. In it, Papert explores how learning to program computers and gain mastery over them can influence how children learn everything else.
- The Children’s Machine: Rethinking School In The Age Of The Computer – Looking back on the first decade of computers in schools and what lies ahead.
- The Connected Family: Bridging the Digital Generation Gap – How parents can understand computers as thinking and learning partners for their children.
- Constructionism vs. Instructionism by Seymour Papert (article)
- What’s the Big Idea? Toward a pedagogy of idea power by Seymour Papert – One of Papert’s strongest and most recent papers.
Books by Gary Stager (and Sylvia Martinez)
This webinar will also be available as part of the FabLearn podcast series Meaningful Making at meaningfulmaking.