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Event Date : 10 Feb, 2016 05:30 PM - 10 Feb, 2016 07:15 PM

Summary :

(Why) is wonder important in education?
Anders Schinkel (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

London Branch Seminar Details

Venue :
Institute of Education, UCL, 20 Bedford Way, Room 903
Organiser :
sun.yun.14@ucl.ac.uk

That wonder is important in education is a widely held idea. But ‘wonder’ can mean different things, and it is not immediately evident that all kinds of wonder are educationally important or even relevant. Of curiosity it is relatively easy to see why and how that might play a role in education. But what about the kind of wonder that goes much deeper, that is akin to awe, and that leaves us lost for words? By means of an analogy with love I hope to show that even the kind of wonder that renders us speechless is important in education.

Paper is attached here.

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