When people think of college, they think of getting a good secure job. They assueme that the classes will usually be borning and routine and that there is typically one answer the soution, sometimes even one way to get to the answer. I say, that's true, depending on the college you attend. College classes do not have to be rountine, or borning, and you definaitely do not have to get to a solution using one method or even have the same solution as someone else. This class has taught me that expanding one's thinking is important, but challegeing one's thinking is even more important. How can you challege yourself to make connections between topics and ideas that seem like they don't have any? The connections that others might not seem themselves or that teachers and professeors might not make themselves. My expericence in the class has caused me to question information provided to me as well as critque soruces on which I get my information from, This class has encouraged me to not only be more confident in myself but my choices as well.
Writing blog posts, our in-class discussions, project designs, sharable designs, and research papers have helped me to develop my writing skills and helped me learn what kind of writier and learner I am. The creative license that we had for the template of our research paper allowed for me to learn about myself in more ways than one, such as that I am a visual learner, thinker, and doer. The interdiscipinary context of the course allowed for me to expand my thinking from conventional ways of learning and thinking.
I am planning on using the skills and knowledge that I aquired from this course to bring new a new way of looking at things to both my school life, such as my friends and family as well as my work life, such as school, work, and other professional settings.