Daniel Coupland is chairman of the education department and dean of faculty at Hillsdale College. He has served as advisor for the classical education minor and the liberal arts teacher apprenticeship for the past eleven years. Dr. Coupland was Hillsdale’s Professor of the Year in 2013. He holds a B.A. in Spanish, an M.A. in Linguistics, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy.
As a friend once told me, good teaching is the overflow of a full life. In my classes, I therefore try to fill my students’ lives with as much goodness, truth, and beauty as I can.
Cultivating Wonder through Stories
A classical education should provide students with both virtue and wisdom. According to Socrates (via Plato), wisdom begins in wonder. This session will explore various conceptions of wonder and demonstrate how stories are especially powerful at cultivating it.