TOP 20 Jerome S. Bruner Quotes

TOP 20 Jerome S. Bruner Quotes.
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“We are storytelling creatures, and as children we acquire language to tell those stories that we have inside us.”
— Jerome S. Bruner (00:00)

“The essence of creativity is figuring out how to use what you already know in order to go beyond what you already think.”
— Jerome S. Bruner (00:07)

“Teaching is the canny art of intellectual temptation.”
— Jerome S. Bruner (00:14)

“The fish will be the last to discover water.”
— Jerome S. Bruner (00:21)

“Knowledge is justified belief.”
— Jerome S. Bruner (00:28)

“Stimuli, however, do not act upon an indifferent organism.”
— Jerome S. Bruner (00:35)

“Good teaching is forever being on the cutting edge of a child’s competence.”
— Jerome S. Bruner (00:42)

“Understanding something in one way does not preclude understanding it in other ways.”
— Jerome S. Bruner (00:49)

“In reference to right answers – Knowing is a process, not a product.”
— Jerome S. Bruner (00:56)

“Organizing facts in terms of principles and ideas from which they may be inferred is the only known way of reducing the quick rate of loss of human memory.”
— Jerome S. Bruner (01:03)

“We begin with the hypothesis that any subject can be taught effectively in some intellectually honest form to any child at any stage of development.”
— Jerome S. Bruner (01:10)

“Learners are encouraged to discover facts and relationships for themselves.”
— Jerome S. Bruner (01:17)

“Being able to “go beyond the information” given to “figure things out” is one of the few untarnishable joys of life.”
— Jerome S. Bruner (01:24)

“The young child approaching a new subject or anew problem is like the scientist operating at the edge of his chosen field.”
— Jerome S. Bruner (01:31)

“Knowledge helps only when it descends into habits.”
— Jerome S. Bruner (01:38)

“The main characteristic of play – whether of child or adult – is not it content but its mode. Play is an approach to action, not a form of activity.”
— Jerome S. Bruner (01:45)

“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 S. Bruner (01:52)

“Whoever reflects recognizes that there are empty and lonely spaces between one’s experiences.”
— Jerome S. Bruner (01:59)

“We cannot, even given our most imaginative efforts, construct a concept of Self that does not impute some causal influence of prior mental states on later ones.”
— Jerome S. Bruner (02:06)

“Agency presupposes choice.”
— Jerome S. Bruner (02:13)

Music credit: Easy Day – Kevin MacLeod


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