Seymour Papert on games in education

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Seymour Papert cofounded the MIT media lab and was a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence, but his lifelong interest has been on education, and especially on the role computers can play in making education more effective. Sixteen years ago (!) he wrote an article on games in education that embodies more wisdom on the topic than almost anything that has been written since. Here’s a link to it.

3 thoughts on “Seymour Papert on games in education

  1. Thought-provoking! As it evolves further, would be interesting to see how this methodology (GBT, games-based training if you will) can embrace various demographics. Or how various demographics/ age groups embrace it. That is: will it prove as user-friendly or impactful for a 40 something middle manager as it will for a newbie on the restaurant floor (the latter we know will take to it like fish to water).

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