Instilling a Sense of Wonder - Coggle Diagram
Instilling a Sense of Wonder
"Helping" instead of "teaching"
Rachel Carson example of guiding Roger through nature, but not forcing him to remember specific things like names, identifications, etc
Helping people, especially children, "wonder" shows them how to appreciate the beauty of nature, not just facts/names
Engaging children in their environment and making these fun experiences creates successful learning atmosphere (Ex: Roger learning to identify some plants out of genuine interest)
Sharing these "wondering" moments can create human connections to each other through shared interest/experiences
"Wonder" in "Essay on Wood"
Idea of "wondering" if wood makes up a part of humans in a way as critical as the heart
Personification of wood as sitting, lying, reading, supporting us brings new perspective and makes one think more critically about things unconsciously deemed less significant
Exemplifies "wonder" and attentiveness to detail perfectly
Enchantment with the morning/"awakening hour," renewal or reawakening of the self each day; may be literal but also important metaphor for being alive, taking in every moment
Attentiveness to nature (sounds, sights, etc), but also to individuals. Well rounded example of "wonder" about all aspects of life
Develops idea of surrounding oneself in nature to experience and understand its complexity/importance in life; acting on one's "wondering"
Robert's "wonder" in "At the Edge of the Orchard" leads him to travel, engage himself in nature instead of just learning about it. Despite complicated home life, father's love for apples instilled explorational spirit in him
"Wonder" in tales like "Snow White"
"Wonder" about the forest since depiction goes back and forth between a safe place of protection, to a dangerous place infiltrated by the one trying to hurt her (the queen)
Snow White's own "wonder" and curiosity evident from her actions (entering dwarves' home, daring to taste the apple, etc.)
Approach to Science Education
Berry's poem "If you love it, do not photograph" captivates the idea of wonder by reminding people to be engage with nature and science by being present in moments, rather than taking pictures
"Look, Don't Touch" and "Why our kids need forests for true learning" show need to create an active learning environment in nature to let children "wonder," experience for themselves, find and indulge in their own curiosities