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Topic: Learning and Mathematics: Papert, mathetics (repost)
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Andrea Hall

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Re: Learning and Mathematics: Papert, mathetics
Posted: Nov 15, 1995 2:26 PM
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Lou Talman writes:
>Have we the right *not* tell them what their predecessors, >inclucing minds

>well-versed in their areas of study, have thought important?

The problem, of course, is in sorting through the many topics that people
over the years have thought "important" and deciding which ones should be
covered and which ones omitted completely, and which ones fall in between
when one only has a limited amount of time to cover a nearly infinite amount
of material. This, I think, illustrates Papert's point about the need for
constructionist learning. "Importance" is relevant, and while most school
curricula set a general guideline of "importance", within that the students
need as much opportunity as possible to sift through the material and make
their own decisions. That's why I think independent projects like the ones
Steve recommends are important. Teachers cannot make all the decisions and
expect the students to participate fully in the learning process. How
besides discussions and independent projects can we get students involved in
composing their own learning experiences within the general guidelines we as
teachers must set?--Andrea Hall





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