We are a class of Y7 and 8 students in Hamilton, New Zealand (10-13 years old). This blog shares snapshots of our learning.
This quote is very interesting, however I would like to see someone come up with an entirely new idea, with no provoking. For example, I have no interest in horses (sorry horse fans, I'm sure they're great, I've just had nothing to do with them), so I would therefore have no new ideas on how to make a saddle, or stirrups, as I've they have no influence on my life. However if we change the topic to computers, there are plenty of things that I might change, because there are things that I find annoying, so I'd change them to something less annoying. so while the merits of imagination are real, really, they are just ideas built upon issues that the someone has. another example is car transmissions. If anyone has a problem with car transmissions, I would like to hear it, so why would we have any mechanically sound ideas as to how to improve them? If anyone disagrees with me please say so.
Hello Mrs. Hogg's class! This is Ms. Little in New Liskeard, Ontario, Canada writing to you at 9:09 pm on Sunday night, my last night of spring break! We will be commenting on your blogs tomorrow. My students will have a substitute teacher because I am in meetings for professional development about mathematics. They don't know about you yet but they will in a few short hours. I am looking forward to learning with all of you. Imagination. It's so hard to quantify and describe or measure. It is what gives us freedom; from boredom, from restrictive ideas, from rigidity. Without it we would be like robots. Knowledge is important but without imagination it is just a bunch of random facts.
I agree with this quote, as we can imagine what we can change about things we know. Imagination influences knowledge, as imagination could turn to ideas, ideas turn to inventions and inventions expand our knowledge on the subject. I agree with James, as there are lots of annoying bits in computers that frustrate me. There lots of things in inventions that frustrate me, not just computers.
JodiI really like this quote. I like what it is about, how imagination is unlimited and how knowledge is great but it has its boundaries. To me this quote is very thoughtful. It is something that I like to think of, how imagination is massive to knowledge. But the idea that James has about how imagination is just built upon knowledge and ideas is a good point. It could be that every thing is just knowledge that is put in a different perspective. Knowledge is just something that has not yet turned in to thoughts or images in the mind. Still imagination is important and something magical.
Like this quote by Einstein. Really makes you think....
Makes you think what? Add more to your responses when asked your opinion; include evidence or justification.
I agree partly with James and also with Albert.I think others imagination drives ours through changes we would make of their inventions. It sparks them and when the flames take over we are anybody inventing anything...
I think that imagination and knowledge are reliant on each other. Mostly knowledge relies on imagination, but still. Knowledge is created by imagination, then experimenting. imagination is semi-reliant on knowledge by confirming and society. Also they influence each other.
I think that this quote makes a lot of sense because to be knowledgeable is one thing but to have a good imagination is a totally different skill. To be able to imagine your self away from a situation is so amazing, if your imagining something you are going beyond the borders of knowledge and outside the box. Every body can know something but not everybody can imagine something totally different out of the blue maybe even out of this world. To be able to imagine something someone else has never even though about is way more powerful then just knowing something that everybody else in the world knows. To imagine is to think of someone that know one else can/could think of. I totally agree with Albert on this one,Imagination is more important then knowledge.
I think That He is totally right. The imagination is one of our greatest tools, its where we dream up our wildest dreams, and figure them out. Im pretty sure that Albert Einstien himself would have used his imagination as much as his vast, great knowledge. I know that when I am bored, or even very busy, I can dream up something that for now might be impossible, but who knows, one day it might just become reality. And as well as that it motivates you, and gives you a great goal to strive for and live your life with a reason. Some people were born into poverty, but have grown to become billionaires, all because they dreamed up a great idea, and lived their lives towards that goal.
Wow! Your comment is very thought out and it really shows that you have strong feelings for this quote. I didn't think about it this way so you have opened my eyes in this area which is good. There is also a feeling of motivation in your comment for me which doesn't usually happen. Well done.Brooke
I really like this quote, I think that if we didn't have imagination then everyone would be the same and there would be nothing interesting or new in the world, and then no one would be individual because we would all be the same. Sometimes it's good to just stop and think about something strange or different because it could cause an idea and that could lead to a great story or project. Zoe
I agree with Einstein completely. I believe half of the things human kind have thought up of wouldn't be here today if we hadn't used our imagination, and believed in the impossible. You could impact future generations with one, crazy idea, that turned out to be right. You also need imagination to improve on things, to see an object an entirely different way to how everyone else does. Nothing is flawless, everything and one has problems, no matter how small, to improve on.I think we also need our imaginations to survive. The world is always changing, and, and if we didn't change to, our kind would be long gone. Cavemen had the idea to use fire to our advantage, sticks and stones to hunt, etc. We then developed on these ideas, and now, instead of having to hunt, we have farms.In fact, I don't think Einstein would be able to think up this quote without his own imagination.
OliviaI think that without imagination none of the man made things would be here because for example if the wright brothers hadn't imagined flying we wouldn't have airplanes and if Thomas Edison hadn't imagined seeing in the dark we wouldn't have light bulbs. etc
MaiaI really like this quote as I think imagination is very important. Because of imagination everyone is different which is a very important in our everyday lives our class is especially imaginative which is one of the reasons I love it in this class. I don't even think I could ever imagine a world without imagination we wouldn't have half the things we have today.
I think it is a very inspirational quote. I like it because we need to remember to dream. Our imagination helps us through life and I think if adults are going to tell us off for dreaming its because they don't remember what its like to dream. You can go into your own world and anythings possible. There are other quotes like "Chase your Dreams" which show if you dream something up then follow it you can make it come true. As all great ideas would have started with someone dreaming an idea, everybody else thinking your bonkers and then when you succeed they will be the one that is bonkers because nothing is impossible if you dream it.
I really like this quote as it is about dreaming and imagination. Imagination is an important part of life as it opens up so many possibilities. There is a quote 'Anything you can imagine is real' and this is very true. We need to remember that our imagination is a hole lot more interesting and broader than any research.If you can imagine something and you want to achieve it, if you work really hard at it you will.The world is always changing in the sense that more things are getting discovered and invented. No matter how much scientific research is done on a certain subject it will get to a point where they can't find out any more information and thats when we rely on our imagination.We imagine what is beyond reachable.I agree with Emily very much and love the way she wrote her comment.
I like this quote very much. I think that imagination is of more importance than knowledge because you are born with imagination so it should be more important if you know what I mean.
Hi Mrs Hogg,I was going to comment on this in the weekend but when I sat down to write about it my creative juices just weren't flowing, so hopefully this works better.I think this quote is very strong. It is so right when it say that knowledge is limited to what we understand and know. To me this quote means that imagination and creativity are stronger than knowledge because imagination is all about what you choose to believe and what you want to understand, where as knowledge has rules set in place and there is always a right and wrong answer. In imagination it is you expressing yourself and there are no boundaries or road blocks to hold you back. There are no rules to how it works. Leonado da Vinchi created amazing inventions that were developed around his imagination. He first imagined what they would look like then adjusted them in certain ways so they would work as a concept. The world would be boring without imagination and there would be nothing interesting to read as writers are very creative and imaginative people."You are youer than you" (Dr Seuss quote) when you imagine.Brooke
Zach:This quote is one of the most famous quotes ever, but also one of the most true. Imagination, as Einstein said, embraces the world, even the universe, but our knowledge is limited, and for all we know (ha ha) it could be very primative when compared to aliens, for example. Imagination IS more important than knowledge.
JasonI like this quote because it is so true. You can acquire knowledge from books and studying, but imagination is a gift and is something you can't be taught how use, as each person's imagination is different from another's.
This quote is totally agreeable with. Imagination is more important than knowledge.Here are there dictionary definitions from Dicitionary.comImagination: the product of imagining; a conception or mental creation, often a baseless or fanciful one.Knowledge: acquaintance with facts, truths, or principles, as from study or investigation; general eruditionSo take writing for example. With knowledge you can set your writing out and know how to write a piece of writing. But what to write about? There is no point knowing how to write something but not having the imagination to think up something out of the ordinary to write about.Without imagination the world would be so boring and straightforward. No crazy inventions like the camera or the computer ( because when someone first imagined there being a device to take a picture of something everyone else would of been like are you crazy) would have been made.So therefore Imagination is more important than knowledge.
I think that one is only half as good without the other. For example, you have to have imagination to think up an invention, but to create it, you have knowledge. I do understand the fact that knowledge is limited, but I think imagination is also limited to the extents of what you are willing to imagine.
well thoughts are unlimited but this only works when you are at peace as an imaginary gun will not do you good against an evil army ready to kill. you would need skill a.k.a KNOWLEDGE to fight back.
I don't know if my last comment went through because my computer went all funny so sorry if its a double up but better to be safe than sorry.I really like this quote because, when you use your imagination your mind can just go to a place beyond reality and just do its own thing. But when you think logically to gain knowledge there are limited answers sometimes only one and your brain has to struggle to find that one answer.I do partly agree with James' because you do need knowledge just as much as imagination but my take on it is you need to have imagination to think of a concept but knowledge to know how to make it work.There are lots of quotes out there like ' Chase your dreams.' or 'If you can dream it you can do it.' And I think these can all be very helpful because sometimes you just need to stop thinking logically and just think creatively and imaginatively not making any sense what so ever.
LeighI think this could be fought over for ages and ages. It is sort of
"The only source of knowledge is experience"-Einstein If you experience imagination, you experience knowledge
I agree with Hamish in a way, as you cannot invent something without knowing anything at all. But also, you cannot invent something new without your imagination. If you used your knowledge, then you would only know how to make something that is already invented.It is difficult to weigh out which one is better than the other. I believe that they are both equally needed.Chloe
I believe this quote has a really strong meaning, everyone can imagine something, but not everyone has the knowledge to acheive what we imagined. I think when we are imagining things people become equal but if everything evolved around knowledge somepeople wouldn't have got so far or acheived as much.
EthynI think this quote is very thoughtful and means a lot.Knowledge is all about the things you have been taught and seen.Imagination can be entire new things!Problem is, imagination isn't always real life and real life is more important in most situations (unless you are a painter or a writer e.g.)It is always good to have a great imagination still because imagination is usually the reason things are found out and knowledge is created.
Jiarn I don't agree so much about this quote, I think imagination and knowledge are equally important, as too much of one thing can be unbalanced. Like too much imagination with no knowledge, you know what you want to do but you don't have the knowledge required to do it. On the other hand, alot of knowledge can't be used without any imagination
Eddie I don't agree with this quote entierely I agree that imagination is important but without knowledge imagination is only half as good like if you imagined a really cool invention but had no knowledge of how to build it it'd go to waste.
Jayda:I think that imagination is incredibly important, to be able to discover new knowledge, we need to imagine the possibilities, and test them out. Although knowledge relies on imagination, it also applies as vice versa. We would be unable to imagine things our brain has never witnessed, or been informed about. Overall, both are very important, but it is less likely for people to use their imagination, but to use what they have been told. So, it is very important to remind those people to use their instincts, and imagine.