March 26, 2004

thinking about goals and means

It occurs to me (in thinking about what I want to do, preparatory to a talk with the Provost) that it's mostly concerned with waking students up to the excitement of taking responsibility for their own wetware.

My aims as a teacher are aimed at General Education and interdisciplinarity, and not at disciplinary materials or agendas. I want to emphasize curiosity and creativity, and complex linkages --using the tools of information discovery and management to build communications and enhance the distribution and sharing of knowledge.

Anthropology is really good basic perspective for this, based as it is in the variety of humanity, and equipped as it is with highly-developed poaching and borrowing skills.

Posted by oook at March 26, 2004 03:02 PM