What's the big idea? Toward a pedagogy of idea power

@article{Papert2000WhatsTB,
  title={What's the big idea? Toward a pedagogy of idea power},
  author={Seymour Papert},
  journal={IBM Syst. J.},
  year={2000},
  volume={39},
  pages={720-729}
}
  • S. Papert
  • Published 1 July 2000
  • Education
  • IBM Syst. J.
A key to understanding why School is what it is lies in recognizing a systematic tendency to deform ideas in specific ways in order to make them fit into a pedagogical framework. One of these deformations is described here as "disempowering ideas." The insight leads to a new direction for innovation in education: reempowering the disempowered ideas. Doing so is not easy: it needs a new epistemology with a focus on power as a property of ideas and a challenge to the School culture. On the… 

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