Sloan-Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology Company Profile

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My central teaching objective is, unsurprisingly, that my students leave the course understanding the material. I have another objective in addition to this, though: to create and foster budding intellectuals. I am a follower of the philosophy that a university education should primarily nurture the mind, and only secondarily prepare one for an occupation; students should be educated, not just trained. My heuristic assumption is that each student wishes to be an academic, and accordingly I never find myself thinking, "This student only wants a good job, so I will dispense with teaching them anything but how to satisfactorily solve this or that problem." Of course, this is a "heuristic" assumption since I know full well that most students have no intention of actually becoming academics. My purpose, however, is not to create academics, but to spark untapped intellectual thoughts in the students. Consequently, whether I am teaching physics, astronomy, logic, mathematics, computer science or cognitive science, I make a point of communicating to the students the deeper aspects of the subject under study; what it all means, how it connects to other disciplines, and so on. If I were to presume that the students are not intellectually interested in the subject, and I were to sit back and wait for the occasional self-motivated intellectual student to present himself, I would be missing out on the opportunity to excite the students and cultivate their minds. People usually develop intellectual interests only by hearing about them, and who better and more appropriate to hear it from than a lecturer at university?


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