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_these books are significant

Updated: Jul 22, 2018

Books are my shelter, just like museums. Since you landed here, I bet you love books, too. Here is a curated list of books that changed the way I am thinking and ultimately influenced my work. If you wish to contribute in this list, be brave and comment down below your idea, I would love to hear about your experience.

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Museum education

  • Art Museum Education, Facilitating Gallery Experiences, by Olga Hubard.

  • Progressive Museum Practice, John Dewey and Democracy, by George Hein.

  • Teaching in the Art Museum: Interpretation as Experience, by Burnham, Rika, Kai-Kee, Elliott.

  • The participatory museum, by Nina Simon

Embodied education

  • DRAMA for Learning: Dorothy Heathcote's Mantle of the Expert Approach to Education (Dimensions of Drama), by Gavin Bolton & Dorothy Heathcote.

  • Dorothy Heathcote: Drama as a Learning Medium Drama as a Learning Medium, by J. Wagner, Betty Jane

  • The Dancing Dialogue: Using the Communicative Power of Movement with Young Children Using the Communicative Power of Movement with Young Children, by Suzi Tortora.

  • The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience MIT Press Cognitive Science and Human Experience, by Francisco J. Varela, Evan T. Thompson, Eleanor Rosch.

  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, van der Kolk M.D., Bessel.

Art Education

  • Visual thinking strategies, Using Art to Deepen Learning Across School Disciplines, by Philip Yenawine.

  • The Arts and the Creation of Mind, by Elliot W Eisner.

  • Ways of Seeing: Based on the BBC Television Series, John Berger.

  • Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers, by Gray, Dave, Brown, Sunni, Macanufo, James, Gray, Dave/ Brown, Sunni/ Macanufo, James

  • Visual Thinking, Rudolf Arnheim

  • Art as experience, by John Dewey


  • Your Self-Confident Baby: How to Encourage Your Child's Natural Abilities -- From the Very Start (Books), by Magda Gerber, Allison Johnson

  • Children's Stories in Play Therapy, by Ann Cattanach

  • Differentiation and the Brain: How Neuroscience Supports the Learner-Friendly Classroom, by David A. Sousa, Carol Ann Tomlinson

  • The Hundrend Languages of Children, The Reggio Emilia Experiences in Tranformation, Carolyn Edwards, Lella Gardini, George Forman

  • Mindful Games, Sharing Mindfulness and Meditation With Children, Teens and Families, by Susan Kaiser Greenland


  • Species of Spaces and Other, by Georges Perec.

  • Art & Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time, and Light, by Leonard Shlain.



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