What should schools do to promote wonder

Lynne Wolbert*, Anders Schinkel

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Wonder-full education recognises experiences of wonder as lying at
the heart of learning and education. If we accept the premise that
wonder is important for/in education, what should characterise
wonder-full education? This paper clarifies what it is like to wonder,
how the aims of wonder-full education are best described, and it
discusses three dimensions of wonder-full education: the educators,
the curriculum, and the ethos of the classroom and school. It is
argued that the success of a wonder-full curriculum hinges on the
capacities of the teacher, both her pedagogical tact and her ability
to wonder herself.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages16
JournalOxford Review of Education
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2020

Keywords

  • wonder
  • education
  • flourishing
  • curiosity

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