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 http://www.ijea.org/v6n17/.
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.