The Pedagogy of the Imagination

  • Michael Armstrong Middlebury College, Vermont


The author takes an essay on the imagination by Italo Calvino as the cue for a reconsideration of the role of imagination in children’s thought and action and its educational implications. He emphasizes the value of interpretation, or critical scrutiny, as foremost among a teacher’s skills and central to curriculum design, teaching method and educational assessment, demonstrating the quality of children’s imaginative work, and how to value it, by means of a close reading of an eight year old’s brief med- itation on coming to school for the first time.

How to Cite
ARMSTRONG, Michael. The Pedagogy of the Imagination. LEARNing Landscapes, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2, p. 43-57, feb. 2009. ISSN 1913-5688. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 21 mar. 2018.