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Curiosity, Wonder and Education seen as Perspective Development


Curiosity, seen as a motive to do exploration within definite and generally accepted frames, is to be distinguished from wonder, where doubt about the frames themselves is the underlying factor. Granted this distinction, it will be argued that educational institutions need to build on both notions, i.e. wonder as well as curiosity.

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Opdal, P.M. Curiosity, Wonder and Education seen as Perspective Development. Studies in Philosophy and Education 20, 331–344 (2001).

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