Richard Feyman, Nobel prize winning physicist, infamous raconteur, and fan of Tuvan throat singing. He has written several books of memoirs, all of which are just terrific. In one of them, he described how he came to learn Physics. He said that after attending his high school class, he worked in the evenings to derive the fundamental concepts of the field for himself. He said, “I invented physics for myself.”
This story has had a profound influence on me, particularly in the way it nudged me as an educator to teach myself to design learning environments that foster this type of work and ownership. Hence the name, Inventing Learning Blog.
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