Vygotsky and Papert: social‐cognitive interactions within Logo environments

Zemira R. Mevarech, Bracha Kramarski

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The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of co‐operative and individualised Logo environments on creativity and interpersonal relationships regarding academic recognition and social acceptance. Participants were 83 students who studied in three eighth grade classrooms: one was exposed to a co‐operative Logo environment (N=30), the other to an individualised Logo environment (N=24), and the third served as a non‐treatment control group (N=29). Results showed that students in the cooperative Logo environment outperformed their counterparts in the other two groups on certain measures of creativity (figurative‐originality, verbal‐flexibility, and verbal‐originality). In addition, the co‐operative Logo group developed more positive interpersonal relationships than the students in the other two settings. The results are discussed from three perspectives: the social‐cognitive approach emphasising the roles of co‐operation and metacognition in developing advanced thinking skills; the educational‐technology viewpoint demonstrating the potential use of computers; and the pedagogical view pointing out the implications of the study to school situations and heterogeneous classrooms. 1993 The British Psychological Society

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-109
Number of pages14
JournalBritish Journal of Educational Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1993


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