Welcome to week two! What are we supposed to be doing this week? Reading, primarily. Make sure that you’ve chosen a book and have started reading. You may also wish to start thinking about the first project, the reading project, and perhaps make some notes about your reading for eventual use in that project (which is due in three weeks).
Also, do the second creative activity. Try it out and see what happens. Read the example narrative. Make some notes about your experience (for eventual use in the self-awareness project). In thinking about how to approach this creative activity, you may find the video on the ancient storytellers useful.
If you get stuck reach out. I’m happy to help. If I don’t hear from you, I will assume that you are working happily away. (You can reach out if you’re happy, too.)
If you’d like to do a deep dive into some of the related ideas from this week, here’s a short list of further resources:
Further Readings for Week 2: On Education
Parker Palmer on Education as a Spiritual Practice
Nietzsche on Finding the Self and the True Value of Education
The Misguided Drive to Measure ‘Learning Outcomes’
Writing Essays Teaches Students Not to Think
The Critical Skill Liberal Arts Grads Provide to the STEM Industry
We Need to Get Better at “Unlearning”