Open Bookmark. Open Book Talk
Oct 1, 2021
Book to read together: Mindstorms
Mindstorms is a classic that “starts with computing education and reflects on the fundamental purpose of education.” This book has been evaluated as the book that sparked the computer revolution in schools since its first publication in 1980 and inspired many teachers as a bible. This book shows how LOGO, a child-friendly programming language, has changed the lives of thousands of children who have lost interest in learning. In the modern era, mathematics and science have developed further, but the reality is that many people have been alienated from such development. Papert emphasizes that by using the new programming tool, children can regain the joy of learning and grow into better members of society. His insights from 40 years ago are still relevant today because the rise of machine learning and artificial intelligence makes mathematics, science, and programming more important. And it raises the question of how to awaken the joy of learning to the next generation who will open the next century.