While you’re reading Richard P. Feynman’s “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”: Adventures of a Curious Character, please share your ideas on the blog. Here are some questions you might respond to:
- how does this book relate to this seminar specifically, or to General Education generally?
- what connections can we make between Feynman’s ways of learning and ours or our students’?
- how can we learn from Feynman’s interdisciplinary approaches to inform our discussion of the first-year esperience and general education?
- how can Feynman’s approach inform our teaching?
- how can we inspire in our students the kind of inquisitive love of learning that Feynman embodies?
- what types of breakthroughs does the book present, and what can we learn by studying breakthroughs?
Please also be prepared to talk more specifically about breakthroughs:
- What will be the next big breakthrough in your field? in your teaching?
- What from the freshman experience will be most useful to your students in 10 years–that is, in their professional worlds?
See you on Friday, and on the blog before then!