Inhaling Knowledge: The Nose as an Educational Tool

Caro Verbeek wrote an article on how to improve education by using the olfactory sense as another window to the world:

According to educationalist Maria Montessori, training the senses in young children was essential for their understanding of the world, concepts and even moral. In this article I explore the role olfaction can play for adults in higher education, considering that all knowledge is embodied. For example: Smell can serve as a diagnostic tool for museum conservators, analysing historical objects with the nose, and as a methodological tool for cultural historians, connecting aromatic qualities to cultural meaning.

reference: Verbeek, C. L. (2019). Inhaling Knowledge: The Nose as an Educational Tool. Interplay under Construction1(1), 11.

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