Category On Curiosity

Introducing The “Give Feedback” Feature

Scaling relationships between the professor and each student are hard when class sizes grow; so Packback sees it as a core part of our mission to help professors scale their feedback and impact in their classes. To help professors have more control over the feedback their students receive and to offer a way to provide positive feedback that scalably impacts the entire class, Packback has introduced a new professor and TA feature called, “Give Feedback”.

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CEO Mike Shannon at the ASU GSV Summit

“We are reversing education’s fast-answer epidemic, reviving the life skill of asking great questions by awakening and fueling lifelong curiosity, no matter the scale.”

Listen to our co-founder and CEO Mike Shannon discuss the mission of Packback at the ASU/GSV conference.

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Video of Packback Questions

Packback Questions is a smart discussion platform that exists to awaken and fuel the lifelong curiosity in every student. Learn how Packback helps professors increase curiosity, engagement and critical thinking in students.

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Chuck Klosterman and Questioning the Unquestionable

Curiosity often starts with a question.

From the youngest age, children ask, “Why?”, and throughout adulthood, people wonder, “Am I on the right path?” or “How can I make a bigger impact on my community, or the world?”

However, what happens when one asks a big question, perhaps the biggest: “What if we’re wrong?”

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Socrates and the pursuit of living an examined life

The Death of Socrates by Jacques-Louis David

The unexamined life is not worth living.

-Socrates

Despite the incredible impact Socrates has had on society and education for thousands of years, he left behind few writings of his own. Instead, he lived his work; engaging in conversations with students, academics, politicians and citizens on a relentless search for the ultimate ‘truth’. His teachings are now known as the Socratic method; engaging in constant question-asking in every conversation until a contradiction is revealed, or the question cannot be answered.

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