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Allison Druin <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 6 Dec 2016 08:39:09 -0500
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Hi all,
The Interaction Design and Children community will be honoring Seymour
Papert with a special issue of the Journal of Child-Computer Interaction.
Please consider submitting to this very special issue and please pass this
on to all your personal/social/CHI networks.


Seymour Papert: His legacy, impact, and powerful ideas

Special issue of the International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction (

Special Issue Editors:

Allison Druin, University of Maryland/National Park Service

Uri Wilensky, Northwestern University

Oren Zuckerman, The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya

Mona Leigh Guha, Center for Young Children, University of Maryland

Journal Editors-in-Chief:

Panos Markopoulos, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

Janet Read, University of Central Lancashire

With this special issue, we seek to honor and learn from the legacy of
Seymour Papert, one of the founders and inspiration for the field of
interaction design and children. Professor Papert challenged researchers,
teachers, parents and children to bring the power of computing to children
and to think about computing in radically new ways. From robots to
programming languages to participatory approaches to learning, Papert led
teams to build computational environments for thinking about thinking.
“Constructionism,” a concept Papert and his colleagues developed, asked
learners to make sense of their own world by building mental models,
physical systems or software expressions of their making.

In this special issue, we invite you to submit papers by *2017 9 JANUARY *that
suggest *h**ow Seymour Papert's research and ideas impacted and influenced
your work*. Contributions may include, but are not limited to, discussing
models, reflections, prototypes, or studies from your research and
comparing them with the work of Seymour Papert's or others in the field, or
showing Papert’s influence on your work. Papers should be 4-8 pages in
length. Submissions will be reviewed by experts in the field invited by the
Editors. Acceptances will be sent to authors by 2017 01 March. There will
be a few invited papers as well from those leaders in the field who worked
directly with Professor Papert.

*For questions*, please contact: Mona Leigh Guha ([log in to unmask]) and Oren
Zuckerman ([log in to unmask])l

*For submissions*, please submit at:
<>, and select “VSI: Seymour
Papert” as the Article Type during the submission process. *

Dr. Allison Druin
Special Advisor for National Digital Strategy
National Park Service (on 2-yr assignment)

Professor, iSchool/ HCIL
Future of Information Alliance
University of Maryland
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