- Choose one or both of 1a) or 1b). Also respond to 2. and 3.
1a) What did you find interesting or surprising in Lightman’s discussion of science content, science process, and/or his experiences with science in “A Sense of the Mysterious”? Why? Identify a part or parts of the writing to which you had a strong emotional response. Cite those parts and and describe your reactions. How did the form and language that Lightman used contribute to your reactions?
1b) McGilligan’s interview with Hubley covers ground from art, commercialism, community, education, family, health, history, politics, and more. What did you find interesting or surprising about any of these connections? Why? Identify a part or parts of the writing to which you had a strong emotional response. Cite those parts and and describe your reactions. How did the language that Hubley used contribute to your reactions?
- Cronon articulated his vision of what a liberally educated person might have the capacities to do in “Only Connect”. Shahn outlines a course of education to become an artist in “The Education of an Artist”. In McGilligan’s interview of Faith Hubley, we learn about the extraordinary life of an artist with no formal education past high school. In what ways does Hubley “fit” Cronon’s and Shahn’s frameworks about being educated? In what ways doe she confound them? How does her story change what you think it means to be educated?
- How do these authors’ ideas contribute to your understanding of representing change (with change understood broadly to include, but not limited to, physical change, artistic change, social change, or personal change)?