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The Resource Inventive minds : Marvin Minsky on education, Marvin Minsky ; edited by Cynthia Solomon and Xiao Xiao ; illustrated by Xiao Xiao, (electronic resource)

Inventive minds : Marvin Minsky on education, Marvin Minsky ; edited by Cynthia Solomon and Xiao Xiao ; illustrated by Xiao Xiao, (electronic resource)

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Inventive minds : Marvin Minsky on education
Title
Inventive minds
Title remainder
Marvin Minsky on education
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Marvin Minsky ; edited by Cynthia Solomon and Xiao Xiao ; illustrated by Xiao Xiao
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eng
Summary
Six essays by artificial intelligence pioneer Marvin Minsky on how education can foster inventiveness, paired with commentary by Minsky's former colleagues and students. Marvin Minsky was a pioneering researcher in artificial intelligence whose work led to both theoretical and practical advances. His work was motivated not only by technological advancement but also by the desire to understand the workings of our own minds. Minsky's insights about the mind provide fresh perspectives on education and how children learn. This book collects for the first time six essays by Minsky on children, learning, and the potential of computers in school to enrich children's development. In these essays Minsky discusses the shortcomings of conventional education (particularly in mathematics) and considers alternative approaches; reflects on the role of mentors; describes higher-level strategies for thinking across domains; and suggests projects for children to pursue. Each essay is paired with commentary by one of Minsky's former colleagues or students, which identifies Minsky's key ideas and connects his writings to current research. Minsky once observed that in traditional teaching, "instead of promoting inventiveness, we focus on preventing mistakes." These essays offer Minsky's unique insights into how education can foster inventiveness. Commentary by Hal Abelson, Walter Bender, Alan Kay, Margaret Minsky, Brian Silverman, Gary Stager, Mike Travers, Patrick Henry Winston.--
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1927-2016
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Minsky, Marvin
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non fiction
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  • Solomon, Cynthia
  • Xiao, Xiao
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Open Access e-Books
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  • Minsky, Marvin
  • Critical thinking
  • Thought and thinking
  • Learning, Psychology of
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Inventive minds : Marvin Minsky on education, Marvin Minsky ; edited by Cynthia Solomon and Xiao Xiao ; illustrated by Xiao Xiao, (electronic resource)
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https://doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/11558.001.0001?locatt=mode:legacy
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online resource
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rdacontent
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11558
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unknown
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1 online resource (248 pages).
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online
Isbn
9780262039093
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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remote
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(OCoLC)1078690531
Label
Inventive minds : Marvin Minsky on education, Marvin Minsky ; edited by Cynthia Solomon and Xiao Xiao ; illustrated by Xiao Xiao, (electronic resource)
Link
https://doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/11558.001.0001?locatt=mode:legacy
Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
11558
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (248 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262039093
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1078690531

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