Appreciations of books, people and ideas

Seymour Papert: Mindstorms

The pioneer thinker on the educational use of computers and robots who flipped the metaphor guiding the application of educational technology

George KELLY: The Psychology of Personal Constructs

The Construct Psychologist who provided tools for knowledge elicitation and helping people to, potentially, turn their world upside down

Frank Smith: Reading

The enjoyment of reading comes from learning skills to purposefully build meanings. Something that ‘phonicators’ often miss.

JosE MartI: Nuestra America

The Cuban educationalist who emphasised cultural renewal through literacy