Children's curiosity in nature, science and sustainability education - socio-ecological atmospheres

Nanna Jordt Jørgensen, Birgitte Virenfeldt Damgaard, Katrina Busch Hasselstrøm, Mia Husted, Katrine Dahl Madsen

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This paper reflects upon children’s curiosity as a phenomenon emerging and gaining significance in specific social, cultural, and material contexts and situations. With inspiration from theoretical discussions of curiosity within the field of ECE research (Gurholt & Sanderud 2016; Menning 2018; Gobby et al. 2021; Heggen & Lynngård 2021), we explore children’s curiosity in the context of nature, science, and sustainability education in Denmark, with specific attention to embodied and material relations (Gobby et. al. 2021), social curiosity (Menning 2017), and cultural perspectives (Harju et al. 2020).
StatusUdgivet - 2023


  • Børn og unge
  • early childhood education
  • Sustainability
  • Science
  • Curiosity