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Our Philosophy - Learning for the 21st Century

Kids/GlobeThe constructivist philosophy believes that students excel by building and constructing for themselves the specific knowledge they need, rather than having a teacher dictate numerous facts. Teachers play an important role as knowledge facilitators.

Constructivists devote more attention to higher order thinking and problem solving skills. They believe that basic skills should not be learned in isolation. Curriculum themes should be integrated just like they are in the business world and public administration.

The successful nations of the 21st century will be the ones with an educated, flexible, creative workforce. Although there is much debate on how to develop this type of workforce, there is agreement in one area: the vast amount of information available dictates that simple memorization will not do. Students must learn how to analyze problems that have no predetermined answer and come up with creative solutions. A spirit of inventiveness must be developed in the workers of tomorrow. There can be no fear of failure.

Encouraging the development of these types of abilities will make the difference between being a country that is moderately successful and one that is a world leader.

For all these reasons, truly stimulating, open-ended constructivist educational software will become a highly valued component of the best education systems of the future.

What is Logo? And who needs it?
by Seymour Papert

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A Word From Our President

"Since the inception of LCSI in 1981, we have provided our customers around the world with the highest quality educational products and service. We at LCSI continue in our over 20-year tradition of developing software that supports student learning and a constructivist philosophy. We strive to constantly improve the materials we provide for students and the support we give to teachers. When you combine our consistently learner-focused philosophy with our ongoing research-based design, you end up with exciting learning tools that are, I am proud to say, the core components of programs in educational institutions around the world."

Michael A. Quinn

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