JCU Professor makes a case for ‘Wonder’ in Education
The director of John Carroll University’s Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Program highlighted the power of wonder during a recent podcast interview.
Dr. Phil Metres, an award-winning poet and professor of English, joined chemist Nicole Bouvier Brown of Loyola Marymount University on The Intersection to explore the power of wonder to help people in higher education become more integrated and fulfilled. In the episode titled “The Work of Wondering,” Metres and Bouvier Brown delve deeper into the idea by contemplating three main questions:
What would happen if we consciously placed wonder at the center of all of our work in higher education?
How might wonder be shared across the institutional structures that divide staff from faculty, students from administrators?
How can greater attention to the power of wonder help make everyone in higher education more whole?
Drawing on Jesuit traditions of contemplation, self-examination, discernment, and spiritual care, The Intersection dares to imagine wholeness as a shared good in higher education. It invites listeners to reflect on how the alignment between intellect and affect, between thinking and emotion can be a catalyst for more meaningful work and more meaningful lives. Click here to listen to the complete episode of The Intersection.