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ERIC Number: EJ808137
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec-24
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8094
Remaking "The Educational Imagination"
Paley, Nicholas; Crawford, Julie; Kinney, Kristen; Koons, Dresden; Seo, Jung-A
International Journal of Education & the Arts, v6 n17 p1-20 Dec 2005
We document a set of artistic reconstructions of Elliot Eisner's "The Educational Imagination" which took place during a graduate seminar in contemporary curriculum discourses. In this project, students and their instructor collaboratively explored "The Educational Imagination" as a site for an arts-based examination of knowing, identity, and textual authority. Participants created sculptural representations of the text. The sculptures functioned alternately as artworks and experimental places of learning, thus suggesting alternative practices by which the educational experience might be reimagined. In producing these textual/artistic reconstructions, participants created an intersubjective/interpersonal dialogue as they analyzed the educational, aesthetic, and ideological factors which shaped their thinking about curriculum as remade from Eisner's text.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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