"Places of Learning" considers the pedagogical force of "anomalous places of learning"--places outside of schools that provoke us to rethink and reshape the activities of education. Ellsworth explores what it might mean to think of pedagogy not in relation to knowledge as a "thing made," but to knowledge in the making. In so doing, she reconsiders the experience of the learning self and investigates how emerging understandings of human embodiment might be used to stage an interdisciplinary leap into the future of pedagogy.
"In her role as a pedagogical curator, Elizabeth Ellsworth astutely takes an array of sources, which she fashions as convincing evidence in an argument that challenges our very conceptions of learning and knowledge. And like a thoughtful curator she does more than describe ensembles, or represent and interpret emergent themes. Rather, she offers a site for remaking our ideas of what we see and feel in the presence of learning."
-Graeme Sullivan, Art Education, Teachers College Columbia University
"At this moment when educators and designers are rediscovering the importance of direct experience and knowledge-making, Elizabeth Ellsworth presents very important information and insights. This book is a must read for leaders in design, education, and beyond."
-Dorothy Dunn, Head of Education, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum