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Teaching Children Thinking

Don’t teach kids how to code. Teach them art, curiosity, and an imagination to use code to make their ideas tangible.

“The phrase, ‘technology and education’ usually means inventing new gadgets to teach the same old stuff in a thinly disguised version of the same old way. Moreover, if the gadgets are computers, the same old person becomes incredibly more expensive and biased towards its dumbest parts, namely the kind of rote learning in which measurable results can be obtained by treating the children like pigeons in a skinner box.”

—Teaching Children Thinking, by Seymour Papert, 1971