TimTibbitts | 2015 March

March 2015

The Joy of Self-directed Life-long Learning

17 Mar 2015, Posted by Tim Tibbitts in The Reading Life

I went to Brown University, a place not known for oppressive requirements.  At Brown, if one so chose, one could design an independent study project (ISP) or a group independent study project (GISP) for a semester or even an independent major.  Even with all this freedom, my monkey-mind still found ways to feel restricted.  After all, once you signed up for a standard course offering, there was sort of an expectation that you’d read most of the books the prof put on the syllabus–and in pretty much the order in which they appeared there. I have a very clear memory…