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The shrewd guess, the fertile hypothesis, the courageous leap to a tentative conclusion - these are the most valuable co
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"The shrewd guess, the fertile hypothesis, the courageous leap to a tentative conclusion - these are the most valuable coins of the thinker at work. But in most schools guessing is heavily penalized and is associated somehow with laziness"

- Jerome Bruner

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This quote by Jerome Bruner speaks with the importance of creativity in the knowing procedure. Bruner is recommending that the capability to make shrewd guesses, kind fertile hypotheses, and take courageous leaps to tentative conclusions are the most valuable tools of the thinker. He is likewise suggesting that in lots of schools, this type of creativity is prevented and viewed as a sign of laziness. This is unfortunate, as Bruner thinks that these skills are essential for the advancement of critical thinking and problem resolving. He is advocating for a shift in educational practices to motivate and reward creative thinking, instead of penalizing it. By doing so, students will be much better equipped to think separately and develop the abilities needed to be successful in the real world.

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USA Flag This quote is written / told by Jerome Bruner somewhere between October 1, 1915 and today. He/she was a famous Psychologist from USA. The author also have 4 other quotes.

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