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Jerome Bruner Quotes

I would urge that the yeast of education is the idea of excellence, and the idea of excellence comprises as many forms as there are individuals, each of whom develops his own image of excellence. The school must have as one of its principal functions the nurturing of images of excellence.
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In sum, then, "thinking about thinking" has to be a principal ingredient of any empowering practice of education.

— Jerome Bruner

We are storytelling creatures, and as children we acquire language to tell those stories that we have inside us.

— Jerome Bruner

The foundations of any subject may be taught to anybody at any age in some form.

— Jerome Bruner

The young child approaching a new subject or anew problem is like the scientist operating at the edge of his chosen field.

— Jerome Bruner

Teaching is the canny art of intellectual temptation

— Jerome Bruner

In time, and as one comes to benefit from experience, one learns that things will turn out neither as well as one hoped nor as badly as one feared.

— Jerome Bruner

There is, perhaps, one universal truth about all forms of human cognition: the ability to deal with knowledge is hugely exceeded by the potential knowledge contained in man's environment. To cope with this diversity, man's perception, his memory, and his thought processes early become governed by strategies for protecting his limited capacities from the confusion of overloading. We tend to perceive things schematically, for example, rather than in detail, or we represent a class of diverse things by some sort of averaged typical instance.

— Jerome Bruner

The notion of multiple literacies recognized that there are many ways of being-and of becoming-literate, and that how literacy develops and how it is used depend on the particular social and cultural setting.

— Jerome Bruner

We are only now on the threshold of knowing the range of the educability of man-the perfectibility of man. We have never addressed ourselves to this problem before.

— Jerome Bruner

Telling others about oneself is ... no simple matter. It depends on what we think they think we ought to be like

— Jerome Bruner

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