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3V1239.01 Discovering “Turn” (6/14/81)

After what seemed initially an unproductive session (P177), Peggy discovered the word TURN. Looking through the RED lettered cards (probably for some other word) she selected and keyed it. The TRUCK (or VAN) which was the current objects reversed as directed and Peggy exclaimed, “It turned !”

This does not argue that at that moment she learned the word and semantics of TURN — but it does exemplify how such learning is gradually achievable by a sequence of small discoveries in a rich milieu.


Peggy Study, Panel P177

Themes: Language Development, Object Exploration, Social Interaction
Source: (Lawler); date: mid-Q14

Title: The BEACH Microworld, Standard Objects and Cuisenaire Rods, Introducing baby Katy
Text commentary: These clips show Peggy’s comfortable use of the Beach microworld, at about 16-17 months of age.
The computer used here, a TI-99 PC, was the MIT Logo Project development machine; when the Lab shipped TI-Logo to Texas Instruments, Seymour Papert released the machine for use in my developmental study of Peggy for my creation of what we came to call computer based microworlds.

P177A Beach MicroWorld, with Bob, 15mb

P177B1 Peg Using Beach, 24mb

P177B2 Peg Using Beach, 27mb

P177B3 Peg Using Beach, Nmb

P177B4 Peg Using Beach, 10mb

P177C1 Objects plus Cuisenaire Rods, 17mb

P177C2 Introducing Kate, 12mb

P177D Using Beach Again, 19mb