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What is Wonder?

Posted by: Rhonda August 7, 2018

Socrates famously declared, “Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” Most educators will heartily echo this statement. However, while the definition of wisdom is easy to agree upon, what about wonder? What exactly is wonder and how is it generated? Do young children possess an innate disposition to wonder? If so, how can this capacity be preserved as they grow older?

While much has been said and written about this powerful motivator for learning, Dr. Ruth Wilson believes there is still something missing in the discussion. Read her thoughts here.