This case study describes playful object-oriented pedagogy in professional teacher education. Using a Cabinet of Curiosities theme, the ‘wunderkammer’ or ‘wonder rooms’ of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries inspired a lesson staged as a wonder room to inspire a creative approach to teacher resource development. Trainee teachers playfully explored, handled and ‘tinkered’ with ‘a sense of wonder’ a curated collection of artefacts and curiosities. The wonder room created an exhilaration and intensification of experience stimulating playful thinking, creativity and reflection. Da Vinci’s principle of ‘curiosità’ (Gelb in How to think like Leonardo da Vinci. Delta, New York, 2009) is explored together with the ‘magical condensation’ associated with play (MacLure in International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 19(6): 729–745, 2006: 737).
|Title of host publication||The Power of Play in Higher Education|
|Subtitle of host publication||Creativity in Tertiary Learning|
|Editors||Alison James, Chrissi Nerantzi|
|Publisher||Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.|
|Number of pages||9|
|ISBN (Print)||3319957791, 9783319957791|
|Publication status||Published - 27 Mar 2019|
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- Department of Initial Teacher Education - Senior Lecturer in PCET (Pre-Service)
- Huddersfield Centre for Research in Education and Society (HudCRES) - Member
- School of Education and Professional Development
Person: Academic, Doctor of Philosophy