Waldorf-Resources.org has shared an excerpt of the article, Promoting Curiosity? Possibilities and Pitfalls in Science Education, which explores the methodology for inspiring wonder in students during their different stages of development.
Written by education professor and researcher, Markus Lindholm, PhD, the article suggests a framework for curiosity-based science education during preschool, elementary, middle and high school.
Lindholm says, “Keep wonder during preschool age, correspondingly emphasizing rich fact based knowledge and focusing on the diversity of our world during pre-puberty, turning to deep curiosity-driven scientific thinking in adolescence and high school.”
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