Author: James Clayson


American University of Paris, France


Short Bio

James Clayson is Professor Emeritus at the American University of Paris (AUP) where he taught applied mathematics and visual thinking for thirty years. He specialized in designing computational environments where liberal arts undergraduates could explore the power of building personal models that link the visual, the qualitative and the quantitative. He won AUP’s outstanding teacher award three times. His early book, Visual Modeling with Logo: a structured approach to seeing (1988), was published by MIT Press in its series of constructionist explorations using the Logo language. His latest book, A Computational Eye, (in process) uses the Python computer language and was tested on students at Deep Springs College (California) where he was a visiting professor in 2015. Jim was educated at MIT, the University of Chicago and the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London).

Publications in Constructivist Foundations

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Educational Research


Richard Noss & James Clayson (2015)

Reconstructing Constructionism

Constructivist Foundations 10(3): 285–288

Constructionism > Educational Research

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