The quality of the journey

Published by Lori Pickert on November 13, 2011 at 07:36 PM

I am talking about a culture of schooling in which more importance is placed on exploration than on discovery, more value is assigned to surprise than to control, more attention is devoted to what is distinctive than to what is standard, more interest is related to what is metaphorical than to what is literal. It is an educational culture that has a greater focus on becoming than on being, places more value on the imaginative than on the factual, assigns greater priority to valuing than to measuring, and regards the quality of the journey as more educationally significant than the speed at which the destination is reached. I am talking about a new vision of what education might become and what schools are for. — Elliot Eisner, What Can Education Learn from the Arts about the Practice of Education?

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Comment by David on November 14, 2011 at 06:40 AM

LOVE IT!!!!
Although I think ALL of the text needs to be in bold, not just the sections you've highlighted :) Maybe it could do with some neon flashing lights around it or we could have it printed on a giant billboard! (Tee Hee)
Thanks for sharing it.
PS Love the photo of the forest path too!

Comment by Lori Pickert on November 14, 2011 at 03:57 PM

i thought it would be overkill to bold ALL of it. :^)

thank you!

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