If students are not trained to ask basic questions about the images which confront them, if they are not asked to examine the knowledge and assumptions which they already possess, they are being denied the opportunity to develop the most simple and essential critical tools.
Bronowski was a WWI-era Polish immigrant to the UK, who began his academic career as a mathematician but would eventually gain international fame with his signature "two cultures" multimedia work, "The Ascent of Man." His military experiences during and shortly after WWII molded his approach to teaching and learning into a practice more akin to what Alice Miller calls "enlightened witnessing." He died in NY in 1974 and was buried in London. (Photo: BBC Radio)