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Herb Simon on Learning and Satisficing

This is the first of two blog posts delineating the pedagogical approach of Herb Simon, the man credited with inventing the field of artificial intelligence, for which he won a Turing award in 1975. Simon was a polyglot social scientist, computer scientist and economics professor at Carnegie Mellon University.

By Ann, ago
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Today’s Inspiration from Benjamin Bloom

“After forty years of intensive research on school learning in the United States as well as abroad, my major conclusion is:  What any person in the world can learn, almost all persons can learn, if provided with the appropriate prior and current conditions of learning.” ~Benjamin Bloom, educational psychologist Dweck, Carol S.  Mindset: Read more…

By Alexie, ago
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Today’s Inspiration from Seymour Papert

“I do not wish to reduce mathematics to literature or literature to mathematics.  But I do want to argue that their respective ways of thinking are not as separate as is usually supposed.” ~Seymour Papert. Papert, Seymour.  Mindstorms:  Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas.  New York:  Basic Books, 1993.  39.

By Alexie, ago