Wondrous Possibilities: Feeling and/as Classroom Technology
Expands on scholarship on emotion in composition to address the limits and opportunities of a pedagogy of wonder. We address wonder both as a feeling associated with new technology and as a technology in itself. By focusing on wonder's functions and how they are enacted in pedagogical spaces, these presentations avoid romanticizing wonder, anchoring it instead in everyday practices and locating possibilities in both its presence and absence. Our presentations move from pessimism to optimism regarding wonder’s pedagogical potential, and we argue that both wonder and its absence can have surprising classroom applications.