'Permission to Wonder' is a 3 year project, funded by the european union erasmus+ programme.
Leargas is the organisation in Ireland that manages EU Commission funding.
‘Permission to Wonder’ revolves around visual arts learning. It aims to support educators from local arts and education communities to test the Visual Thinking Strategies method to enhance learning with visual arts. The title of the project is taken from the writings of Philip Yenawine, Co-Founder of VTS, who describes the intention of offering time, space and permission to wonder:
“Maybe posing the question is the point. A child looks around her, and when she notices something she can’t fathom, she asks about it. Our explanations don’t suffice because, I believe, what she really wants from us is to know if it’s okay to be puzzled and curious. She wants permission to wonder.”