The Tree of Knowledge

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Marisol D’Andrea, The Tree of Knowledge, acrylic & resin on canvas, 30 in x 30 in, May 2015

This piece exemplifies the ways of knowing, learning and growing through education. It reflects on the ways we gain knowledge of the world around us; how we grow as individuals and citizens; how we learn from our experiences with the ebbs and flow of the natural world; and how we place ourselves in this ecosystem.

Educational literature refers to the ways of knowing as perception, reason, emotion, faith, imagination, intuition, memory, and language. However, I would like to broaden this definition to include creativity, freedom, ethics, and justice. Our ways of knowing are constantly challenged and are subject to our degree of freedom to think and act with just, ethics and creativity. These ways of knowing allow us to be the citizens — or the ”trees of knowledge” — that we are today.

This painting will be exhibited at the OISE Alumni Spring Reunion Art Exhibition on Friday, May 29, 2015, OISE Nexus Lounge, 6pm-9pm. Learn more

I hope to see you there!

The Blogger’s Code of Ethics


I came across the bloggers’ code of ethics authored by Darren Barefoot and Julie Szabo, and I must say, this sample blogging policy would encourage a very good stead. Enjoy!

I will tell the truth.
I will write deliberately and with accuracy.
I will acknowledge and correct mistakes promptly.
I will preserve the original post, using notations to show where I have made changes so as to maintain the integrity of any publishing. Continue reading