Egan, Kieran, The Future of Education: Reimagining Our Schools from the Ground Up. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2008.


Kieran Egan


Envisions an approach to teaching, curriculum, and schooling that focuses on accumulating five cognitive tools: somatic, mythic, romantic, philosophic,and ironic understandings; presents an imaginative future history from the years 2010-2060 of how changes from current practices to the ideal (called Imaginative Education) might occur.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Frameworks


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