International Journal of Education & the Arts

Volume 6 Number 17

December 24, 2005

Remaking The Educational Imagination

Nicholas Paley
Julie Crawford
Kristen Kinney
Dresden Koons
Jung-A Seo
George Washington University

Citation: Paley, N., Crawford, J., Kinney, K., Koons, D., & Seo, J. (2005, December 24). Remaking The Educational Imagination. International Journal of Education & the Arts, 6(17). Retrieved [date] from

We document a set of artistic reconstructions of Elliot Eisnerís 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 Eisnerís text.

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