Wk 4 - Mar. 4
Video for Week 4:
Alan Kay (1995): Powerful Ideas Need Love Too! Remarks to Congressional committee.
Seymour Papert (2000): What’s The Big Idea? Toward a Pedagogy of Idea Power
Mitchel Resnick & Brian Silverman (2005): Some Reflections on Designing Construction Kits for Kids. Interaction Design and Children conference.
Reflections on readings:
Papert described powerful ideas as general (applicable across domains), intelligible (easy to grasp), and personal (rooted in experience). Share an example of a powerful idea from your own experience. What people, materials, or environments supported your learning experience? How might you help others understand and appreciate this powerful idea?