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The Aims of Software Criticism: Reply to Professor Papert

Educational Researcher Volume 16, Number 5, ISSN 0013-189X


Refutes Seymour Papert's premises because they: (1) maintain that computer criticism goes through developmental stages; (2) overlook the fact that the computer's newness in education affects the way people speak of computers; and (3) deny the necessity that teaching LOGO, like other pedagogies, should be accountable to experimental research. (PS)


Pea, R.D. (1987). The Aims of Software Criticism: Reply to Professor Papert. Educational Researcher, 16(5), 4-7. Retrieved October 15, 2019 from .

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