[IAEP] [Grassroots-l] Concise explanation of Constructionism from the Learning Team

Bastien bastienguerry at googlemail.com
Sun Aug 17 16:35:24 EDT 2008

Alexios Zavras <zvr+olpc at zvr.gr> writes:

> could the list of examples on the end of the concise definition
> be expanded to include a non-computer-based artifact ?
> e.g., is an artifact of fiction (story, fairy tale, ...) acceptable
> in the constructionism world ?

Yes: gears.

Seymour reports that gears are the artifacts he has been using to build
his own mathematical knowledge.  He translated every math-problem into a
gears-problem and soon, because he loved gears and because he knew how
to manipulate them, he also learned a lot of mathematics.


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