The Centrality of Wonder in Teaching and Learning Across the Curriculum
Offering a rich understanding of the nature and roles of wonder in general, this book provides multiple suggestions for how to revive wonder in adults (teachers and curriculum makers) and how to keep wonder alive in children. Its aim is to show that adequate education needs to take seriously the task of evoking wonder about the content of the curriculum and to show how this can routinely be done in everyday classrooms. It presents strong arguments based on either research or precisely described experience for the importance of wonder as a central educational concept, and show how this argument can be seen to work itself out in daily practice.
Kieran Egan is Professor and Canada Research Chair, Faculty of Education, and Director, Imaginative Education Research Group at Simon Fraser University, Canada.