Learning fascinates me. I've taught myself many things (as we all have),
What could be more interesting that learning how humans learn, and sharing such?
In high school, the football team won the regional championship, and the administration announced a day off in celebration. I may have been the only student to wonder: "Shouldn't school be a place so interesting and engaging that students would not find a day off rewarding? Would they give the football team a game off if they won their first 5 games?"
I guest it is not surprising that I went on to study learning, epistemology, and pedagogy.
Research is much more than measurement or gathering data.
How do we know/understand our world, and the impact of our social and environmental pathways ...?
Here is a description of my recent research/writings.
My work is framed by and oriented toward justice. The central questions: how and why do people develop moral and ethically, and how might we build ethical and just systems to enhance human flourishing? So many people suffer; the time is now.
Everything is designed, and I've always been interested in how things are built, and the ideas that led to their creation.
I took the vacuum cleaner apart as child to see how it worked. I examine furniture for its design elements. I ask why human systems are outlined as they are.
Design in nature is incredible, though I find cities equally if not more fascinating. In Italy, the art is great (not to mention the food), but the architecture—layered and complex and omnipresent—is enthralling.
DaVinci is an intellectual, creative hero of mine.