I love helping young scholars unlock their true potential. That "lightbulb" moment is worth all of the effort. I like to engage minds using problem-based learning:
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I encourage what I call "Embracing the Struggle." Sometimes, we do our best work when we start backward (from the problem) and work our way towards the solution. I have found that it is a great way to incorporate the concept of scientific inquiry and how to walk through the scientific process. Traditional learning has its place. I believe that problem-based learning, once mastered, is a multi-disciplinary tool that can be used across subjects. Once you understand how to work a problem backwards, you can apply the same strategy to anything.
What strategies have you found useful in your studies? When you are instructing?
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