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Instructions:

  • Set a clock or a timer for 35 minutes. Do not guess when 35 minutes is up. Keep track of when you begin and at what time you must end.
  • During this 35-minute time period, you are going to do one thing continuously: make a list of 100 questions . For 35-minutes, non-stop, you will write one question after another in a long list. Nostatements. No prose writing expanding on your thoughts. No poetry. Simply, write questions - one right after another in a list.

The questions can be on any topic - they might be personal, or political, related to education or not; they might bephilosophical or ordinary questions about the weather. Do not "think" too much about your questions. The point is to make a list of 100 questions - all types of questions jumbled together - and to give yourself permission to be messy anduncensored - to ask whatever comes to mind, and to put it on paper.

A list of questions might look odd when re-read because it covers a host of seemingly unrelated topics. Give yourself permission towrite a list of questions, completely uncensored by the "editor" that might live in your mind - the part of us that filters out what is "acceptable" andwhat is " not acceptable" to present to others or to ourselves.

A list might look as diverse as follows:

  • When will the rains stop?
  • Will Najib come home?
  • How can I not feel so tired at the end of the day?
  • Will I get to use Sita's bicycle?
  • Why is one side of a blade of grass smooth and the other side rough?
  • What will happen next?
  • What would the world look like if I traveled on a beam of light?

It may be difficult to keep at it for 35 minutes, but stick with it. You do not have to write fast. You can take your time. The lessyou "think" about it and let it flow freely, the more surprises you might view later. Your list of questions might feel too private to share with others.Rest assured. You do not have to share this list with anyone. The point is to experience what it feels like to simply ask questions, uncensored, for an extended period of time.

Assignment 2 - the power of questions: continued

Assignment 2: The Power of Questions

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GOALS:

  • To create your own personal Question Wall.
  • To experience the value of asking questions.
  • To see how questions can create meaningful curriculum.

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Assignment 2: The Power of Questions

Part One: Reflection

  • When the 35 minutes is up, simply write 4 - 5 sentences reflecting on the process or experience of writing this list of 100 questions.Re-read your list of questions. What do you notice? What surprised you?

Part Two: Course Title and Description

  • Imagine for a moment that a class of students generated these questions - not you. What would be the content of a course that you coulddesign that would address or answer 1 of the questions on the list? or 3 or 4 questions on the list? or most of these questions on the list? Give thisnew course a title and write a 6 - 7 sentence description of the course including topics to be covered, assigned readings, activities, fieldtrips, etc.

You might begin by putting your questions into groups and then giving titles to each group, or you might simply re-read your list,think about what "your imagined students are asking" and come up with a course title and write your 6 - 7 sentence course description from there. Youmight simply choose one question and write the course title and description from there. Approach it however you wish.

Questions & Answers

are nano particles real
Missy Reply
yeah
Joseph
Hello, if I study Physics teacher in bachelor, can I study Nanotechnology in master?
Lale Reply
no can't
Lohitha
where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
Ali
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
Google
da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
hey
Giriraj
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
has a lot of application modern world
Kamaluddeen
yes
narayan
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
Bhagvanji
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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Source:  OpenStax, Course 1: education for the new millennium. OpenStax CNX. Jun 30, 2007 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10336/1.15
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