The Joy of Not Knowing™ or JONKTM, is a philosophy of education and of whole school leadership that uses innovative pedagogical principles, theories and initiatives to transform children's perception of themselves as individuals and as intrinsically motivated learners with an unquenchable thirst for curiosity and for analytical, creative, critical and philosophical thinking.
Please feel free to browse through this website to find out how all that the JONK approach offers can help your school to enrich existing practice and ensure that every child becomes inspired to really want to know what they know they don't yet know!
25 Feb 20
The day will introduce the students and the staff to the theory, principles and practical applications of the Joy of Not Knowing approach equipping all participants with strategies for critical, creative and philosophical thinking and with the dispositions of effective lifelong learners ...read more
24 Feb 20
The day will bring together the senior leaders and teachers from all ASSET schools to spend a day of professional development based on the Joy of Not Knowing and equipping every school with all they need to launch the new academic year with a bespoke Learning to Learn Week ...read more
13 Feb 20
A twilight session for NQTS in Wandsworth describing easy to implement practical activities based on the JONK approach that promote a critical thinking and enquiry based learning approach to the curriculum ...read more
10 Feb 20
A day working and modelling JONK initiatives throughout the school, spending time in each class focusing on the lifelong learning dispositions and then leading a staff meeting on the dispositions at the end of the day ...read more