Alan.Kay at squeakland.org
Wed Jul 3 12:16:55 PDT 2002
You might also be interested in the Reggio Emila schools and some of
their books about learning by authoring at a very young age. One has
the title: "The Hundred Languages of Children".
I don't think adults who have never programmed are challenged in the
least by OOP. But the first paradigm that one learns seems to have
quite a lasting effect these days. It was easier in the early sixties
when I learned because there were no orthodox machine or language
architectures, and one had to learn at least 20 or so. This helped
quite a bit when a new idea came along .... By the end of the
sixties, all had changed, and data structures and procedures had
quite taken over.
At 10:58 AM -0700 7/3/02, Edwin Pilobello wrote:
>Authoring, in and of itself, seems to be a major factor in
>accelerating a child through the various stages of cognition.
>Certainly, there are many more things a child can learn while
>creating an eToy. Visualization, abstraction, construction, etc.
>are all present in the activity. In addition, picking up on the
>concept of OOP, which seem to challenge adults, would probably
>advantage a child's perception of any subject.
>How would you measure this?
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