Discovering the power of good questions
Actually, no. At the Hybrid Pedagogy THATCamp this weekend, Even through a warm atmosphere of inclusivity, I had one of those “outsider” moments that led to an epiphany for me. That is, I’ve chosen a field and a profession that always operates slightly outside but adjacent to many disciplines. Well, maybe all disciplines. My life has operated at the margins – from the 60’s open school movement all the way to collaborative learning in virtual environments (arguing that the fundamental basis for learning is . . .play). I love frontiers, where the edges are dissolving. Technology is just such a great solvent, and I love working with faculty who are curious about the scholarship of teaching and learning in their field.
So I’ve worked with faculty in the fields of physics, music, chemistry, English and writing, literature, religious studies, philosophy, animal studies – You get the drift. I’m feeding my pathological curiosity. So, being an outsider is endlessly absorbing. I’ve chosen it, and I have no regrets.