I can remember how excited I was when I received a phone call from the admission officer on the 17th of January at about hrs telling me I was admitted.
Tell me your memorable, exciting learning experiences! November 20, 6: I'm talking about academic-type learning here, not "life learning", though I realize that sometimes the two are intertwined. I'm interested in things you did that made a subject, era in history, scientific principle, work of literature, or whatever come alive.
The opposite of dry, textbook learning and cramming for tests. Engaging, open-ended, low-pressure, and, most of all, deeply memorable - the kind of learning that really gives you a lasting fondness for the subject. Examples of the kind of thing I mean: When I was 13 I toured the Castle of Edinburgh, and they had a fantastic audio tour that made me fall in love with the dark and mysterious history of the castle - and the whole region.
In high school, I took a European History class that put on a Greek Olympics complete with Greek drama and hand-made masks, home-made Greek food, sporting events, traditional offerings to the Godsa Welsh Eisteddfod poetry, daffodils, Welsh musicand a Sienese Palio with teams, bribing of the judges, sonnets for each mascot, traditional food, Italian art and architectureand a Victorian Tea with Oscar Wilde skits, appropriate outfits and food, Gilbert and Sullivan, and appropriate social and political discussions for the era.
As a kid, I had the magnificent Classical Kids tapes, which introduced music history and the greatest works in story-form, with amazingly good quality acting and musicianship. What other things, places, and experiences would you suggest?
I'm interested in pretty much anything, but bonus points for things that are possible for me, a not-so-wealthy female graduate student in the sciences in Boston, to do without heroic measures. Even more bonus points if friends could participate in said learning.
They weren't fancy or high-tech, but they were really well presented, interesting, educational and memorable.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe has also been a wonderful opportunity to experience theatre in a very raw form in a city that has a great history. Most shows - whether old and established or brand new - are presented in very basic surroundings with minimal props and costumes, letting the text and the performances shine.
It is a great opportunity to be exposed to a lot of works, and I have seen some wonderful, remarkable shows in intimate spaces at the Fringe for very little money.
And Edinburgh in August is full of street performers and visitors from around the world. New corporate hires were sent to the tech learning center for a 10 week program that was very intensive and grueling.
The students learned other languages and methodologies for the other seven weeks. All told I put about people through the class. When I started, the managers told me that a normal "tour of duty" was 18 to 24 months. I did extra because I volunteered to help while others created a new courseware for the program.
I was completely burned-out by the end, but I learned so much and had a great deal of fun doing it.
I realize that you were looking for the other side of classroom, but it was the experience of a lifetime. I also realize that you cannot personally duplicate it and it is not a good answer to your question, or a good suggestion. It reminded me of when I got a microscope for a bday present from my aunt.
She pricked her finger so we could look at blood cells under a microscope. Anyway, it was fascinating to see blood at a microscopic level, and I followed that scientific interest through college where I minored in biology.
On the other end of the spectrum, you could also get a telescope. But a micro might be better in Boston.
Either way, I don't think it depends on what you pursue, it's how dedicated you are to the pursuit. When you really develop an understanding of almost anything--cooking, writing, music, carpentry, whatever--you end up developing a fondness for it.
I'm a big nature lover and I think his specials are really informative without being dry and boring. The Planet Earth series is especially good for watching in a group. Also, I would recommend ted.
I'm actually a graduate student in the biological sciences, so I do my share of looking at cells through microscopes, but that is very close to the kind of thing I mean. I've been a vegetarian for ages, and I'm very fond of vegetarian cooking; I lived in a co-op for many years which gave me experience with and an appreciation for serious carpentry, etc.
What I'm looking for here are specific extraordinary learning experiences that I might not otherwise think of - I don't need to know about Italian art or Scottish history or cosmology to get by in my everyday life, but learning about those things was fun and interesting, and the knowledge has enriched my life.
Thanks for the answers so far! It allows me to get a glimpse of all the fascinating subjects I decided not to waste several years on but still wish I had. This seems to at least fit your "not so wealthy grad student" criterion. Something like an exhibition may encourage me to read up about sth new, but ultimately almost all of my knowledge comes from reading.
The biggest rule was that none of the vectors would take us outside the building, so you kinda knew when you made a screwup.Throughout life I have had many memorable experiences.
The memorable events could be from the worst to the best that I couldn’t explain it myself. The memorable events could be from the worst to the best that I couldn’t explain it myself. Nov 20, · What are the most fun, memorable, interesting, exciting, and long-lasting learning experiences you have had?
I'm talking about academic-type learning here, not "life learning", though I realize that sometimes the two are intertwined. Fun, Exciting, Terrifying And/Or Otherwise Memorable Experiences That Paige Has Had Here are some experiences that I've had the pleasure of having over the years.
And here's to many more. 3. Make having exciting experiences routine. I like to think of excitement as a habit more than anything else. It seems that the more you do it, the easier it will be for you to get it in the future.
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Nov 20, · What are the most fun, memorable, interesting, exciting, and long-lasting learning experiences you have had? I'm talking about academic-type learning here, not "life learning", though I realize that sometimes the two are intertwined.