[Its.an.education.project] An "About" statement? (Was: untangling constructionism)
walter.bender at gmail.com
Fri May 2 14:50:02 CEST 2008
Help me craft the about statement. I think the discussion should be
about Sugar as a technology in support of learning. That certainly
includes discussion of epistemology and learning as they inform the
Sugar development. There is also a need, especially at this juncture,
to discuss some mechanics of getting a sustainable development
community model set up.
On Fri, May 2, 2008 at 8:29 AM, Kevin Cole <kevin.cole at gallaudet.edu> wrote:
> On Fri, May 2, 2008 at 5:15 AM, Bernie Innocenti <bernie at codewiz.org> wrote:
> > Although I don't want to impose my own view of what is relevant to this
> > list, I think discussing the validity of constructionism is not on-topic.
> > If we are here, it's because we want to continue our educational effort
> > and Sugar in the way it was conceived. And it was conceived by people
> > with strong belief in constructionism theories.
> > /Please/, let's not re-discuss constructionism and freedom in this list.
> > Sugar is an educational environment built around constructionism and it
> > also happens to be free software. Let's take this assertion as a matter
> > of fact and discuss how it can be improved.
> Since there will always be newcomers to a mailing list, perhaps a
> succinct "About" statement should be added to the list's information
> page at:
> At the moment, the "About" section is blank.
> I joined the list because another list member recommended I do so,
> after I wrote to him regarding my hopes to use technologies like the
> XO to improve computer literacy for deaf children in developing
> countries, as well as providing a means for them to better "reach out
> and touch" the world. I'm not well-versed enough to have much thought
> on how to improve Sugar.
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