Philosophy Prof. Steve Gimbel starts his class a little differently: by opening up the floor to any questions his students may have, even if they aren’t directly related to the topic of discussion at hand.
“I want my students to be intellectually alive,” Gimbel said. Allowing students to ask any question creates an electricity in the room. This energy, although unique in character to this class, can be found in classrooms across campus.
Watch the video to learn more about Gimbel’s approach, and why a liberal arts education helps students learn far more than what’s expected.