Book Review: Sharpening Intellectual Tools

  • Robert Fisher


Introduction: I know a lot of things, said an eight year old recently in discussion but I dont always understand them. What does it mean to understand something? Is there only one kind of understanding or are there many kinds? And how do we teach for understanding? These are some of the questions Kieran Egan seeks to answer in a book which offers a refreshingly clear read and the best introduction to his ideas.