FOreground QUESTIONS

Every area of human thought was created to answer a particular group of questions. Seeking satisfying answers to compelling questions should be the essence of learning (and teaching)!


IDEAs—not Information

Answering is a process that skillfully invokes powerful concepts in a logical sequence. Ideas pulsate with possibilities, while information is the settled consensus of experts. 


Engagement—Not exposure

We should learn how to answer, not just what the answers are. We learn best by doing. Engagement in the process of answering is the basis for deep and durable learning.