A Sense of Wonder

A Sense of Wonder

How to support a child's sense of wonder Enquiry can be initiated by a child or a practitioner: PRACTITIONER engages interest, sets up experiences, poses questions CHILD notices, wonders, shares A wonder or ...

Author: Jenny Aitken

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472913418

Category: Education

Page: 96

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This practical book offers a scientific framework for the early years that is divided into four key areas: biological science, physical science, earth science and environmental science. Topics covered include life, nature, environmental care, sustainability, and biodiversity - with links throughout to the EYFS. A Sense of Wonder is an easy-to-read guide for educators looking to implement play-based science learning and inspire children of all ages in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Categories: Education

A Sense of Wonder

A Sense of Wonder

Unconditional love that is not taken for granted But expressed with a look, a touch, a feel That our souls will share until the end What wonders our hearts delight in. So much to hear if we only listen If there. 28 A Sense ofWonder.

Author: Thomas Olms

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440124686

Category: Poetry

Page: 60

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There are times when a thought may make the difference of how you may change your feelings. That time is anytime you want to feel something a little different, a little special and to remember. It's the remembering of what you sensed and what it did to you that makes the difference. Take what you read and enjoy what happens.
Categories: Poetry

Sense of Wonder

Sense of Wonder

SENSE OF WONDER is a broad, inexpensive, single-volume anthology designed to give students a sense both of literature and history; the book includes canonical works, stories written in response to those works, and essays on major themes and ...

Author: Leigh Ronald Grossman

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1434430790

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 992

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SENSE OF WONDER is a broad, inexpensive, single-volume anthology designed to give students a sense both of literature and history; the book includes canonical works, stories written in response to those works, and essays on major themes and topics in the field. The book will facilitate a variety of different types of speculative fiction course, whether the course is focused on particular themes, on a chronological look at writers, or on the roots of contemporary SF. Beginning with early twentieth-century writers, Sense of Wonder continues up through the most acclaimed present-day writers. Stories are not treated as purely academic exercises, but contextualized, which is vital in reading a genre where most writers know each other and the relationship between writer and reader is a major factor in how stories are created. The collection includes more than 200 stories, poems, and bibliographic essays (contributed by professors who teach science fiction and by professionals), with an emphasis on the roots of modern SF. Each story author is given a biographical introduction as well.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Sense of Wonder

Sense of Wonder

CV XER SENSE WONDER THE GREAT LOST " CHAPTER FROM ALL IN COLOR FOR A DIME BY RICHARD KYLE EISNER A MAN & HIS WORK COMPILED AND ANNOTATED BY " THE EDUCATION OF VICTOR FOX ! " Bill Schelly Plus : The Ronn Foss Retrospective !

Author: Bill Schelly

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN: 1893905128

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 213

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"Sense of Wonder is the personal, often funny, sometimes poignant recollections of Bill Schelly's years as a comic book collector and fanzine publisher in the 1960s and 1970s. Fandom's leading historian recounts his strange-but-true encounters with Steve Ditko, Dr. Frederic Wertham, Jim Shooter, Bob Kane and more, in this beautifully-written, highly readable text. It's all here: the fans, the dealers, the comicons, and more, including a special introduction by Rascally Roy Thomas!"--Amazon.
Categories: Comic books, strips, etc

Philosophy Begins in Wonder

Philosophy Begins in Wonder

Miracle is the word in the Bible equivalent with the Greek sense of wonder. Wrought by the hands of God, miracles cannot be understood by natural means. God is the real cause of miracles, and miracles in turn manifest the power of God.

Author: Michael Funk Deckard

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630877019

Category: Religion

Page: 390

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Philosophy begins with wonder, according to Plato and Aristotle. Yet Plato and Aristotle did not expand a great deal on what precisely wonder is. Does this fact alone not raise curiosity in us as to why this passion or concept is important? What is wonder's role in science, philosophy, or theology except to end thinking or theorizing as soon as one begins? The primary purpose of this book is to show how seventeenth- and eighteenth-century developments in natural theology, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, and the philosophy of science resulted in a complex history of the passion of wonder-a history in which the elements of continuation, criticism, and reformulation are equally present. Philosophy Begins in Wonder provides the first historical overview of wonder and changes the way we see early modern Europe. It is intended for readers who are curious-who wonder-about how modern philosophy and science were born. The book is for scholars and educated readers alike.
Categories: Religion

Science Fiction After 1900

Science Fiction After 1900

Roughly equating the sense of wonder with "awe at the vastness of space and time,” influential SF editor and critic David Hartwell locates this response "at the root of excitement of science fictionJE'l Associating the term with mystery ...

Author: Brooks Landon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136761195

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Fiction

One Minute Meditations

One Minute Meditations

SENSE OF WONDER Do you have a sense of wonder? Someone said that the eighth wonder of the world is that there should be anyone who thinks there are only seven. The marvelous thing about a sense of wonder is that it does not depend on ...

Author: Rev. T. Ronald Haney

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1452065365

Category: Religion

Page: 324

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We live in a speed-driven, compulsive, obsessive world. Time seems to evaporate. In such a world its refreshing to be able to take a minute out of our busy-ness to meditate on what is essential in life. These brief meditations will offer the reader the experience of Jesus in the ordinary dynamisms of everyday life. Even when Jesus is not explicitly mentioned in a given meditation, he is the Word who pervades all human words. Each meditation is an attempt to reflect Jesus dream for us to become all God wants us to be, to experience the beauty, the mystery, the challenge of Jesus in days that blur into days.
Categories: Religion

Ocean of Love or Sea of Troubles

Ocean of Love  or Sea of Troubles

Often the sense of wonder is just that—a surprise at something elegant, something lovely, something unexpected and delightful. Richard Dawkins, whilst a vociferous unbeliever, has written a good deal about this sense of wonder, ...

Author: Geoffrey Harris

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498238045

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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The title of Dr. Harris' book suggests that life is like a two-sided coin: it can be an Ocean of Love but can also be a Sea of Troubles. The subtitle clarifies this paradox: first, there are many signs of God's reality and activity in the world, and the first section of the book examines ways in which people are aware of God as both a creative and immanent presence in life. The "signs" of God are not philosophical "proofs" but empirical realities accessible to all people. In the second section, the biblical responses to suffering in the world are explored--through both Old and New Testaments. In the third section the writings of two modern apologists, C. S. Lewis and Philip Yancey, are assessed, and then finally there is a chapter of interviews with people who have known suffering in their lives.
Categories: Religion

Lovecraft

Lovecraft

does without Kingsporters and the losable sense of wonder that they possess. The text itself insists that the strange powers residing within the mist thrive upon the wonder that they drain away, like a vampire at his feast, ...

Author: Donald R. Burleson

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813182612

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890--1937) has been described variously as the successor to Edgar Allan Poe, a master of the Gothic horror tale, and one of the father of modern supernatural fantasy fiction. Published originally in pulp magazines, his works have grown in popularity since his death, so that more than thirty editions are currently in print. Yet only recently has Lovecraft received serious attention from literary critics. And until now no one has examined his work from a post-structuralist perspective. Donald Burleson fills that void, for the first time in an extended study bringing the resources of deconstruction to bear on the works of this modern gothicist. In an introductory overview, Burleson gives an unusually readable account of deconstruction theory and terminology, a field all too often discussed in densely opaque fashion. He goes on to deconstruct thirteen Lovecraft stories, delving into their fascinating etymological mazes, abundant ambiguities, and shifting levels of meanings. His lively and remarkably jargon-free readings explore Lovecraft's rich figurality to unprecedented depths. At the same time Burleson develops the view that in practicing self-subversion and structural displacement, literary texts perpetuate themselves. His final chapter explores the broad themes running though Lovecraft's fiction, arguing that these themes in themselves prefigure the deconstructive gesture. This insightful and provocative volume will go a long way toward displacing the label of popular writer and establishing Lovecraft as an important figure in American literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Linguistic Creativity

Linguistic Creativity

What is even more odd is that this contrast continued to puzzle us even once we had explained it to our full intellectual satisfaction: We found we were still being seized by a sense of wonder, even once we had managed to identify the ...

Author: E. Fischer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401142434

Category: Philosophy

Page: 193

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Speakers can get to know the meaning of any of indefinitely many sentences that they have never heard before. This statement encapsulates the problem of linguistic creativity, which lies at the core of philosophy of language and theoretical linguistics. It has also sparked off a considerable amount of work on the philosophy of mind. After establishing the failure of the familiar compositional approach to the problem, the book adopts a radically new start. It develops core elements of the later Wittgenstein's conception of philosophy, putting them to work to`dissolve' the problem, proving it ill-framed by clarifying the questions posing it and breaking the spell of mistaken analogies that inform it. This sharply focused monograph thus has a dual aim: coping with a crucial problem that turns out to be a lot tougher than is generally supposed, and presenting a precise and rigorous demonstration of an unfamiliar and exciting philosophical approach. Audience: Clearly written and lucidly structured, the book addresses professional philosophers and advanced undergraduates alike.
Categories: Philosophy

The Rhythm of Family

The Rhythm of Family

Outlines craft and activity suggestions for enjoying a simpler, nature-connected life with one's children throughout all the seasons of the year, explaining how to slow down and participate in creative play and exploration to instill a ...

Author: Amanda Blake Soule

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590307771

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 252

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Outlines craft and activity suggestions for enjoying a simpler, nature-connected life with one's children throughout all the seasons of the year, explaining how to slow down and participate in creative play and exploration to instill a sense of family togetherness and an awareness of the natural world. Original.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Searching for God

Searching for God

To wonder . To ast . And that in wondering bout the big things and asting bout the big things , you learn about the little ones , almost by ... So , we have made a connection between a sense of wonder and seeking out quiet time .

Author: Francis L. Gross

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1556122748

Category: Religion

Page: 137

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A practical book for making good second starters in prayer, morality, choice of church, and questions of religious content, Searching for God is more concerned with choosing a good church than it is in finding the one, true church. It presents prayer as the beginning of contact with God and love as the foundation of morality.
Categories: Religion

Teaching Compassion Humane Education in Early Childhood

Teaching Compassion  Humane Education in Early Childhood

Using Kellert's (2005) and Soares' (1985) stages, early childhood practitioners therefore should focus on lessons and experiences that develop a sense of wonder, explore local settings, and build children's affective relationship with ...

Author: Mary Renck Jalongo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400769229

Category: Education

Page: 240

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In response to highly publicized incidents of school violence, educators across the United States and in many other nations are seeking effective ways to prevent and modify aggressive and anti-social behaviors in students. One of the major recommendations of the research is that efforts to prevent cruelty need to begin early, during the early childhood years of birth through age eight. The focus of Teaching Compassion: Humane Education in Early Childhood is guiding young children to accept responsibility for and to be kind in their interactions with fellow human beings, animals and the environment. Although humane education is a relatively new concept in the field of early childhood education, professionals in the field are very familiar with many of the related concepts, including: promoting positive interpersonal interactions, teaching children the skills of self-regulation, giving children experience in caring for living things and protecting the environment. This edited volume is an interdisciplinary compendium of professional wisdom gathered from experts in the fields of education, child development, science, psychology, sociology and humane organizations. As the book amply documents, the concept of humane education is powerful, integrative, timely and appropriate in work with young children. Teaching Compassion: Humane Education in Early Childhood shows how it is possible for adults dedicated to the care and education of young children to balance attention to the cognitive and affective realms and, in so doing, to elevate the overall quality of early childhood programs for children, families and communities.
Categories: Education

The Heart of the Matter

The Heart of the Matter

The existence of meaning also gives us the only real chance for a sense of wonder. Albert Einstein said “The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art ...

Author: Bob Edwards

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595240067

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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Psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl said, "Man's search for meaning is the primary motivation in his life." Yet some contemporary voices claim that increased knowledge of the material world must diminish our sense of meaning. Physicist Steven Weinberg said, "The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it also seems pointless." Many people hold the material and meaningful perspectives separate in their minds, in a state of uneasy truce. The Heart of the Matter: A Case for Meaning in a Material World tells us that this split vision is not necessary, and shows us how the two views can be harmonized to give depth to our picture of the world. It looks at current scientific observations from astronomy, biology and physics, as well as insights from mathematics, philosophy, psychology and religion. We are left with a sense of wonder at both the mechanics and the values of the world, the "how" and the "why" of events. This book will appeal to everyone fascinated by how our world works, and especially to those who wonder how such marvelous mechanisms can leave room for the values and purpose that give meaning to our lives, and to our world.
Categories: Philosophy

International Handbook of Jewish Education

International Handbook of Jewish Education

How do we educate towards wonder? Heschel has argued that the central malaise of modern life is the loss of a sense of wonder in the world. “Mankind”, as he writes, “will not perish for want of information; but only for want of ...

Author: Helena Miller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400703546

Category: Religion

Page: 649

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The International Handbook of Jewish Education, a two volume publication, brings together scholars and practitioners engaged in the field of Jewish Education and its cognate fields world-wide. Their submissions make a significant contribution to our knowledge of the field of Jewish Education as we start the second decade of the 21st century. The Handbook is divided broadly into four main sections: Vision and Practice: focusing on issues of philosophy, identity and planning –the big issues of Jewish Education. Teaching and Learning: focusing on areas of curriculum and engagement Applications, focusing on the ways that Jewish Education is transmitted in particular contexts, both formal and informal, for children and adults. Geographical, focusing on historical, demographic, social and other issues that are specific to a region or where an issue or range of issues can be compared and contrasted between two or more locations. This comprehensive collection of articles providing high quality content, constitutes a difinitive statement on the state of Jewish Education world wide, as well as through a wide variety of lenses and contexts. It is written in a style that is accessible to a global community of academics and professionals.
Categories: Religion

Wonder Value and God

Wonder  Value and God

Wonder is fostered and expressed in many of the Psalms, which praise God for the wonders of his creation; and was also present in Basil's admiration of natural beauty.59 Indeed it is hard to avoid the view that a sense of wonder at the ...

Author: Robin Attfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134781645

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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This book relates the value present in the natural world and in human creativity to an underlying purpose which it traces in creation. It opens by invoking the wonder aroused by nature's value and celebrated by poets, and moves to a cosmic purpose as the best explanation of this value. Natural evils are considered and set in their evolutionary context. Human creativity is later related to inspiration, and to traditional theistic teaching about the purpose of human life. Criticisms of "the value approach" are considered, together with the quest for meaning, and fears that Darwinism undermines it, which are found to be illusory. New ground is broken through this response to the spectre of bleakness. The author's previous studies of meaningful work are applied to the question of the nature of a worthwhile life and life's meaning. While the world's value is argued to point to creation by a transcendent lover of value, human beings are shown to be capable of augmenting that value through their creativity (not least through activities such as craftsmanship and gardening). In integrating the themes of value, creativity and purpose, the book contributes a new synthesis to the literature of philosophy, environmental studies and theology.
Categories: Religion

Travellers Tales of Wonder

Travellers  Tales of Wonder

In its broadest strokes, it argues that over the course of the late twentieth century an international constellation of writers has increasingly moved towards the travel narrative form, recovering and renewing a sense of wonder, ...

Author: Simon Cooke

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748675470

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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Exploring travellers' tales of wonder in contemporary literature, this study challenges a sensibility of disenchantment with travel. It reassesses travel writing as an aesthetically and ethically innovative form in contemporary international literature, and demonstrates the crucial role of wonder in the travel narratives of writers such as Bruce Chatwin, V.S. Naipaul, and W.G. Sebald. Their 'travellers' tales of wonder' are read as a challenge to the hubris of thinking the world too well known, and an invitation to encounter the world - including its most troubling histories - with a sense of wonder.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Green Frontiers

Green Frontiers

In her lyrical and oft-reprinted essay, The Sense of Wonder, written in 1956, Rachel Carson reminds us that the child intuitively apprehends, and holds, a truth that adults easily seem to forget—that we are all part of the natural world ...

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789087904654

Category: Education

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This book showcases the work and thinking of environmental educators who are concerned about the residual mechanism within their field, the guiding symbol of the web of life in all its dynamism notwithstanding.
Categories: Education

Being in Time to the Music

Being in Time to the Music

The sense of wonder is not a sense in the way the other senses are, because the object of wonder is the no-thingness of Being, whereas the five have definite things which they sense. For the animal, the sense of wonder is nonsense; ...

Author: David A. Ross

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443802581

Category: Philosophy

Page: 485

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Being-in-time to the music from the ground up is a work in phenomenology, where this term is broadly defined, comprehending Plato, Heidegger, Hegel, and Marx. The most direct referent is Hegel, together with the theoretical revolution that he initiated with Phenomenology of Mind. This text’s more general purpose is to set the tone for a 21st communism based upon the idea of dancing with death, assuming full responsibility for one’s mortality, and abandoning the self to love as the meaning of existence. This dance is choreographed through my conversations with the above mentioned writers. In conversing with them I aim to displace (if not usurp) them from the throne of honour which is nothing more than the authority borrowed from me. By this I do not intend to deny completely their ‘other to me’ character. However, they exist or even ‘figure’ for me, both in the sense of of ‘count,’ having importance, as those that I read, and by which I read myself. They have borrowed my authority, namely, my own potential to be an author. So ‘reading them is to re-assume that borrowed authority. The life of the reader, to paraphrase Barthes, begins with the death of the author.
Categories: Philosophy

Taken for Wonder

Taken for Wonder

In this context, the title of Book of Wonder takes on multiple meanings, not only signifying a sense of wonder at the “many strange and innumerable new things seen and recorded”128 but also drawing attention to the sense of “wonder” ...

Author: Naghmeh Sohrabi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199829712

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Taken for Wonder focuses on nineteenth-century travelogues authored by Iranians in Europe and argues for a methodological shift in the way scholars interpret travel writing.
Categories: Literary Criticism