ECOO's Role

ECOO is a subject association in Ontario as listed on the Ontario Ministry EduGAINs, the Ontario Teachers’ Federation, and the Ontario College of Teachers sites.

“Subject associations play a vital role in education. They offer conferences, workshops, newsletters and an array of learning resources. The associations publish journals, attend ministry meetings and provide teachers with news and information about the curriculum related to their subject areas.” OCT

As such, we have historically had a consultative relationship with the Ministry of Education. This relationship continues and is being strengthened.


  • “If a turtle takes a trip around the boundary of any area and ends up in the state in which it started, then the sum of all turns will be 360 degrees.”

    Seymour Papert, Mindstorms, 1980

  • “If the role of the computer is so slight that the rest can be kept constant,
    it will also be too slight for much to come of it.”

    Seymour Papert, 1987, Computer Criticism vs. Technocentric Thinking.

  • “I am convinced that the best learning takes place when the learner takes charge …”

    -Seymour Papert