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Slow Wonder Lights the Slow Fuse of Possibility

Peter O’Connor, the Director of the Center for Arts and Social Transformation at the University of Auckland, makes the case for Slow Wonder in this talk. There are double edged words used by education researchers and  bureaucrats that strip the art and beauty from teaching. They include: evidence based practice, learning intentions, individual achievement, and effective teaching. What if we talked instead of seeking classrooms full of beauty, of slow wonder, of day dreaming teachers and students.  What if we abandoned lesson planning and embraced surprise and serendipity? What if we were brave enough for schooling to light the slow fuse of possibility to disrupt the madness of current living? This event will be followed by a reception hosted by the Willson Center.

This event is presented as part of the Torrance Festival of Ideas, a free, global, online and in person event where renowned experts from across disciplines present their innovative ideas to the public. Professor O'Connor's lecture is sponsored by the Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development and by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts as part of its Global Georgia series of public events.

Seats are limited, so please register secure your spot here no later than Friday, April 14th.

Street and deck parking are available near the venue in Downtown Athens.

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