Wonder

The Extraordinary Power of an Ordinary Experience

Wonder

This book is dedicated to wonder and wondering, mundane phenomena that, despite their great value for education and other spheres of human experience, often go unnoticed both inside and outside the classroom. Les mer
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Wonder

This book is dedicated to wonder and wondering, mundane phenomena that, despite their great value for education and other spheres of human experience, often go unnoticed both inside and outside the classroom. Praised as the origin of philosophy in ancient times, the concern for understanding and educating wonder has been present throughout history. It is not only the case that this basic psychological process opens our everyday experience to what is possible, what lies beyond the here-and-now, but does so with extraordinary consequences. Wonder transforms our experience of the world from early childhood onwards. It is ever-present in children's play and games, it offers constant opportunities for learning and it fuels our creativity. And yet, we know little about this phenomenon, its biological, psychological, social and cultural underpinning, and even less about how to foster it and harness its benefits in education.

This book fills this gap and gives a scientific yet accessible account of wondering. It proposes a new way of understanding wonder, while at the same time offering practical tools for cultivating wonder within ourselves, our interpersonal relations, and within educational practice.

Introduction: The Power of Everyday Experience
1. Wondering about Wonder
2. The Wondering Mind
3. How do We Wonder?
4. Accidents will Happen
5. Making the Familiar Unfamiliar
6. In Praise of Playfulness
7. Wonder and the Other
8. Collective Wonder
9. (Re)learning Wonder
Epilogue: Living with Uncertainty
Bibliography
Index

Wonder explores one of the most fascinating yet mundane processes we experience from early childhood onwards, it offers a psychological account of wondering and proposes a series of practical tools for cultivating it educational and other settings.

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