Seymour Papert invented the term constructionism to describe an educational philosophy that teaches children to do something rather than teaching them about something. Some of his early work involved teaching children to be mathematicians rather than teaching them about mathematics in the traditional way.
This led to the LOGO language which is a form of LISP without the brackets. This language was developed in conjunction with a device called a turtle which was a small robot holding a pen which could be programmed to draw geometric shapes.
His work continued in a book called Mindstorms which led to him being invited to help the LEGO corporation develop the LEGO Mindstorms robotic kits.
He was part of the OLPC project and was active in this Wiki through the Learning Learning section.
- information about him and his work: http://www.papert.org
- Articles and Translations in Spanish
- Seymour Papert -- inventor of everything: Gary Stager at TEDxASB 24th March 2014, "Though holding 2 PHD's in math, empathy was one of his greatest assets and he understood that not everybody learned in the same way he did." -- paraphrase of Gary Stager, from around 4min 40sec.
- The Daily Papert, curated by Gary Stager.