9/9/13 – From Freud to Football: A Journey

From Freud to football, the title of this session, is suggestive of the variety of subjects that Patricia Shields will discuss. Her background as an award winning teacher and eclectic scholar should result in a variety of topics including techniques for writing research papers that lead students to creative insights, the role of astonishment and action in a fulfilling life, peacekeeping and Brendel’s 4P’s, how football skills can inform empirical research, Freud, efficiency and pragmatism, and how the zombie and prisoner metaphor stop students from reaching their full potential. All of these topics are connected through an examination of the transformative nature of pragmatic inquiry.