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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

how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
Maciej
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
s.
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
Tarell
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
Tarell
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
Virgil
is Bucky paper clear?
CYNTHIA
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Harper
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
s.
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
SUYASH Reply
for screen printed electrodes ?
SUYASH
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
Ebrahim
or in general
Ebrahim
in general
s.
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
tahir
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
Cied
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
China
Cied
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
Porter
many many of nanotubes
Porter
what is the k.e before it land
Yasmin
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
Cesar
I'm interested in nanotube
Uday
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
AMJAD
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
good afternoon madam
AMJAD
what is system testing
AMJAD
what is the application of nanotechnology?
Stotaw
In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
Azam
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
Prasenjit
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
Azam
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
Prasenjit
how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
Damian
silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
Damian
not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
Azam
Hello
Uday
I'm interested in Nanotube
Uday
this technology will not going on for the long time , so I'm thinking about femtotechnology 10^-15
Prasenjit
can nanotechnology change the direction of the face of the world
Prasenjit Reply
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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