The Joy of Not Knowing™ or JONK, is a philosophy of education and of whole school leadership that I developed from all that I've seen to have a transformational impact on children's lives, as a Primary School Teacher, Headteacher, Lecturer, Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching and Author (Start Thinking, Imaginative Minds, 2005; The Joy of Not Knowing, Routledge, 2020).
The philosophy that underpins the JONK approach covers all areas of school life and enables all students to become intrinsically motivated to want to learn, developing a lifelong love of learning and the ability to thrive when not knowing as well as when knowing.
JONK removes common barriers to learning and enables schools to deliver the curriculum in a way that equips all students with the skills, tools, behaviours and dispositions that they need to succeed as individuals, as resilient lifelong-learners, as global citizens and as curious, creative, philosophical and critical thinkers.
Please feel free to browse through this website to find out how the JONK approach can help your school build on your existing excellent practice and achieve your next steps.
07 Dec 19
Another in the series of Maths Masterclasses as part of Tomorrow Achievers series of Events for Primary School children | https://www.tomorrowsachievers.co.uk/masterclasses/3017-a-love-of-numbers-12-2019 ...read more
02 Dec 19
https://osiriseducational.co.uk/product/jonk-the-joy-of-not-knowing/ ...read more
19 Nov 19
A session for NQTs promoting a learning to learn classroom culture and children who are intrinsically motivated to want to learn and to develop an intrinsic and lifelong love of learning ...read more
06 Nov 19
I will be exhibiting JONKTL resources at the conference market stall and signing copies of Start Thinking for delegates ...read more