Forms of knowing and the birth of ideas

“the mind draws upon a variety of forms of knowing to give birth to ideas and those ideas… need not be expressed in modes within which the conceptualization has occurred.”

~ E. Eisner 

Ref: Eisner cited p41 in Mike Nelson and William Chandler (1999) Some tools common to Art and Science’ Art Education 52(3), pp. 41-47 [NOTE the quote is apparently taken from p619 Eisner, E. (1978) The impoverished mind. Educational Leadership. 35(8), 615-623]


About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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