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Seymour Papert. By: Melissa Inforna Joel Helm Amy Scott. Table of Contents. Who is Papert? Logo Constructivist Theory Papert’s Observation Conclusion Papert’s Video Bibliography. Seymore Papert. Born Feb. 29, 1928 Attended the University of Witwatersrand

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seymour papert

Seymour Papert


Melissa Inforna

Joel Helm

Amy Scott

table of contents
Table of Contents
  • Who is Papert?
  • Logo
  • Constructivist Theory
  • Papert’s Observation
  • Conclusion
  • Papert’s Video
  • Bibliography
seymore papert
Seymore Papert
  • Born Feb. 29, 1928
  • Attended the University of Witwatersrand
  • Received a BA in 1949 and a Ph.D in 1952
  • Had the first lab for children to use technology
  • Considered the worlds greatest expert on technology
  • Principal for One Laptop Per Child

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  • "Logo is the name for a philosophy of education and a continually evolving family of programming languages that aid in its realization."(MIT Media Lab and MamaMedia, 1996)
  • Way to teach young students programming language
  • Allows student to discover knowledge

logo cont
Logo Cont…
  • Logo is a computer program geared to elem. school students
  • Students become the graphic designer
  • Turtle draws objects
  • Objects move by a command
  • Geometric skills also integrated into program

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constructivist theory
Constructivist Theory
  • Learners construct knowledge for themselves.
    • Learning is an active process
    • Focus on the learner actually thinking about learning.
    • A learner must be fully engaged with a hands on approach to learning.
    • Focuses on realist approaches to solving real world problems.

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papert s observations
Papert’s Observations
  • Observe the learning by giving subjects certain manipulatives to solve problems.
  • He would see if they were able to get the problem right using the manipulatives they were provided with.

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  • He was a very influential man.
  • Has created many theories that are being put in place in many classrooms.
  • He pushed to have one laptop per student for schools.
  • His goal was to integrate technology into every school setting.

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papert video
Papert Video

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  • Papert, S. (2000). Seymour Papert. Retrieved June 4, 2008, from
  • MIT Media Lab and MamaMedia.(2003). Logo Foundation. Retrieved June 4, 2008, from
  • Exploratorium. (1996). Constructivist Learning Theory. Retrieved June 4, 2008, from

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