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Start with What the Student Knows or with What the Student Can Imagine?

author: Kieran Egan
description: This piece questions a widely held belief that "new information, to be best understood, must be attached to knowledge the student already has." Egan suggests that we rethink this principle and instead consider "asking what the student can imagine" as a starting point for student inquiry. This short article challenges widely held beliefs and is an interesting read.
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published in: Phi Delta Kappan
published: February 2003
posted to site: 05/29/2003