Tag Archives: Seymour Papert

A Tech Plan for the Next Half Century

Twenty Things to Do with a Computer Forward 50 – Future Visions of Education Inspired by Seymour Papert and Cynthia Solomon’s Seminal Work is a recently published labor of love. More than four dozen brilliant educators, inventors, and thinkers contributed essays to a book reflecting on fifty years of practice and celebrating compelling visions for […]

Educational Zoom Activity #1

“You can’t think about thinking without thinking about thinking about something” – Seymour Papert I find potentially interesting education provocations everywhere. The remarkable generosity of the world’s finest musical artists performing online during this pandemic have kept me safe and sane. I aspire as an educator to possess their level of talent, wisdom, expertise, focus, […]

STEAM Like You Mean It!

Frequently, educators greet me by announcing, “I’m from a S.T.E.M. school.” I can’t help but wonder what they mean. Did their school not teach math or science last year? Engineering is the only obvious addition to the K-12 curriculum over the past forty years. Since acronyms stop for no man, many schools now seem concerned […]

Professional Development Gets Personal

Hello World is a free, glossy, well-edited magazine for educators published by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Gary Stager wrote two featured articles in the first four issues of the publication. His article, Professional Development Gets Personal, shares lessons learned over a decade of Constructing Modern Knowledge.                 Veteran […]

It’s a Book!

I’m thrilled to announce that our publishing company, Constructing Modern Knowledge Press, has released a new and expanded second edition of our book, Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom. The new book is available in softcover, hardcover, and Kindle editions. Sylvia Martinez and I are enormously proud of how Invent To Learn has […]

CMK Recollections

Constructing Modern Knowledge is heading south to Chattanooga, Tennessee for our 15th anniversary July 25-28, 2022! Legendary Education Author Alfie Kohn, Hard-History Activist and Scholar Kate Shuster, and Acclaimed Pianist Peter Martin are confirmed as guest speakers! Registration is now open! Constructing Modern Knowledge 2019 is now history. After losing two years to the COVID-19 catatrophe, Constructing […]

CMK 2017 Wrap-Up

K-12 educators from around the world gathered recently in Manchester, New Hampshire to learn about learning by learning themselves. The 10th annual Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute, July 11-14, was the place where educators could spend four days working on personally meaningful project development combining code, cutting-edge technology, and timeless craft traditions. For a decade, […]

Friends of Papertian Constructionism (Paper)

I wrote this paper for the proceedings of the Constructionism 2012 Conference in Athens, Greece (August, 2012). A link to the pdf version of the paper is below this abstract. Friends of Papertian Constructionism Gary S. Stager, Ph.D, gary@stager.org Executive Director, The Constructivist Consortium The expressed desire of the Constructionism Conference organizers to expand its […]

A Constructionism Primer

Here are some web-based papers and articles you might read if you are interested in learning more about Dr. Seymour Papert’s theory of constructionism. Constructionism vs. Instructionism by Seymour Papert Constructivism(s): Shared roots, crossed paths, multiple legacies – a brilliant overview of constructivism and constructionism by Edith Ackermann. Computer as Material: Messing About With Time […]