New publication by Anders Schinkel: Wonder, Education and Human Flourishing

We are happy to announce a new publication by Anders Schinkel (Ed.): “Wonder, Education and Human Flourishing”.

10-09-2020 | 10:01


The premise that underlies this volume is that there are strong interconnections between wonder, education and human flourishing; and more specifically, that won¬der can make a significant difference to how well one’s education progresses and how well one’s life goes. The contributors to this volume – both senior, well-known, and beginning researchers and students of wonder – variously explore aspects of these connections from philosophical and empirical, theoretical and practical perspectives. The three chapters that comprise Part I of the book is devoted to the importance of wonder for education and for human flourishing. Part II contains four chapters that offer conceptual analyses of wonder, as well as perspectives from philosophy (Spinoza, Wittgenstein, philosophy of religion) and developmental psychology. Part III comprises the other seven chapters of this volume; these contain a wealth of ideas and educational strategies to promote wonder in education and teacher education. This volume not only underlines and articulates the importance of wonder in education and in life, but also offers fresh perspectives, helping us to look at wonder itself with renewed wonder.

You can find the PDF of the book here.

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