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Out of Our Minds, Learning to Be Creative by Ken Robinson
Groundbreaking and inspirational book on how we should educate our children and each other to meet the extarordinary challenges of living and working in the 21st century.
No More Secondhand Art by Peter London
art is a powerful instrument of self-discovery and by exploring our capacity for visual expression we can awaken and release the full powers of our original self.
Leonardo’s Ink Bottle: An Artist’s Way of Seeing by Roberta Weir- (look inside)- Whether you are composing a letter, a song lyric, or a landscape the author will guide you to express yourself. [Leonardo Da Vinci posters]
Trust the Process: An Artist’s Guide to Letting Go by Shaun McNiff- Wonderful book for those who want to make art, but don't know where to begin and need both practical and soulful advice on how to start.
An Artist’s Book of Inspiration: A Collection of Thoughts on Art, Artists, Creativity by Astrid Fitzgerald- (look inside)- explore sources of creativity from different traditions, times and and places.
Thinking Styles by Robert J. Sternberg- (look inside)- offers a complete theory of how different people think and learn.
Teaching for Thinking by Robert J. Sternberg- (look inside)- motivational and learning principles to stimulate student interest and enjoyment.
Developing Self-Regulated Learners: Beyond Achievement to Self-Efficacy by Barry J. Zimmerman, Sebastian Bonner, Robert Kovach
Self-Regulated Learning: From Teaching to Self-Reflective Practice by Dale H. Schunk (Editor), Barry J. Zimmerman (Editor)
The Intelligent Eye: Learning to Think by Looking at Art (Occasional Papers, No 4); David N. Perkins- Attentive observation of art provides an excellent opportunity for better thinking, for the cultivation of the ‘art of intelligence.’
Artful Scribbles by Howard E. Gardner
The Tao of Learning by Pamela Metz- An exploration of the elusive nature of learning and teaching, this adaptation of the Tao discusses the various phases of intellectual growth, the roles of student and mentor, and how to express, receive, and consider knowledge.
The Mission of Art by Alex Grey- traces the evolution of human consciousness through art history and seek the threads of art's abiding mission.
The Object Stares Back: On the Nature of Seeing by James Elkins- a complex synthesis of art history, biology, neurology, psychology.