Seymour Papert

Marvin Minsky (left) and Seymour Papert in 1971

Papert used Jean Piaget's work in his development of the Logo programming language while at MIT. He created Logo as a tool to improve the way children think and solve problems. Papert went on to create the Epistemology and Learning Research Group at the MIT Architecture Machine Group which later became the MIT Media Lab. Here, he was the developer of a theory on learning called constructionism, built upon the work of Piaget in constructivist learning theories. wikipedia

Professor Emeritus Seymour Papert, pioneer of constructionist learning, dies in 2016 at 88. World-renowned mathematician, learning theorist, and educational-technology visionary was a founding faculty member of the Media Lab. mit