Gordon Pask, Vigotsky, Rogoff, Kelly

Tue, 6 Jun 1995 00:57:35 +0000

Bill Ramsay writes

>I remember encountering Pask many years ago at a conference of the Institute
>for Information Sciences on the impact of new technology. He came across as
>an original thinker in spades for whom I think that the psychology of
>learning was not (and may not yet be) ready!

Too true! I remember his famous demonstration of a Turing Machine in which
he role-played the part of the machine's read-head, hopping on one leg
across the floor tiles of the lecture room in order to compute a simple
associative addition to demonstrate that "S-R reinforcement is
unremarkable, even a simple computing engine could do it; now, Ladies and
Gentlemen, suppose we were to concentrate on what human organisms can

Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, as it were.

Kind regards,