Jerome S. Bruner Quotes

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The goal of education is disciplined understanding.
— Jerome S. Bruner

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Discovery, like surprise, favors the well-prepared mind.


The shrewd guess, the fertile hypothesis, the courageous leap to a tentative conclusion—these are the most valuable coin of the thinker at work.


For while species develop in an extraordinarily chancy way from the bottom of the tree upward, human lives, even when haphazard, "reek with purpose."

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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.
— Jerome S. Bruner

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