Northwestern University

Thu 12:00 PM

UTR: The Tao of Discussion Cultivating Energy in the Classroom

When: Thursday, February 21, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  

Where: 627 Dartmouth Place, Menges Library, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff

Contact: Shyanmei Wang  

Group: University Teaching Roundtable

Category: Academic


“Therefore the Master acts without doing anything and teaches without saying anything.”

(Tao Te Ching, Chapter 2)

Ancient wisdom merges with contemporary pedagogy in this workshop utilizing everything from Qi Gong breathing techniques to wu-wei (non-doing) in search of maximizing energy in classroom discussions.  Taoist goals of mindfulness, balance and harmony are explored to see how they might best combine with teaching practices encouraging hospitality, diversity and collaborative learning.  Can the student become the teacher and the teacher become the student?  How can the two work together toward a common goal of learning and teaching excellence?

“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion.

These three are your greatest treasures.”

(Tao Te Ching, Chapter 67)

Led by Charles Deering McCormick University Distinguished Lecturer winner William Blecich, Department of RTVF

Feel free to bring your lunch. Light refreshment will be provided.

Registration required. To register, please click this Link

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