Difference between revisions of "Tailored and Alternative Learning Systems"

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<h2>Description</h2>
 
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Tailored and Alternative Learning systems and ideologies have a long history. "Tailored learning" systems probably date back to the advent of vocations, and "Alternative Education" has probably been with us as long as standard education systems. However, trends in these areas over the past century, and more recently over the past decade are notable in their increasing impact on standard educational systems.  These influences have been largely driven by scientists (physicians, psychologists, computer scientists) researching and becoming involved in education.
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Tailored and Alternative Learning systems and ideologies have a long history. "Tailored learning" systems probably date back to the advent of vocations, and "Alternative Education" has probably been with us as long as standard education systems. However, trends in these areas over the past century, and more recently over the past decade are notable in their increasing impact on standard educational systems.  These influences have been largely driven by scientists (physicians, psychologists, computer scientists) researching and becoming involved in education. <br>
  
Piaget also influenced the fields of computer science and artificial intelligence. Computer scientist Seymour Papert was inspired by Piaget's work in developing the Logo programming language, one of the first computer languages. Alan Kay used Piaget's theories as the basis for his Dynabook programming system, which bears a striking resemblance to today's modern tablet computer (and beyond).
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Piaget influenced the fields of computer science and artificial intelligence. Alan Kay was inspired by Piaget's theories in developing his Dynabook programming system, which bears a striking resemblance to today's modern tablet computer (and beyond).
  
 
Inspired by Piaget, Italian physician and educator Maria Montessouri emphasized the impact of childrens' environment and value of play and natural development in education. Her methods have been adopted widely in modern alternative educational systems, particularly in the West.  
 
Inspired by Piaget, Italian physician and educator Maria Montessouri emphasized the impact of childrens' environment and value of play and natural development in education. Her methods have been adopted widely in modern alternative educational systems, particularly in the West.  

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