The Business Ethics group was the first crew up and out of the hotel this morning by design. Group leader Mr. Kozens noticed that there was a widely varying degree of understanding across group members about what a career in 'business' really meant.
So rather than just discuss, look on line or even meet with professionals (all activities the group has either already done or will do today), the crew got up this morning at the crack of dawn, got their game on and headed out for coffee on the run, a morning commute and an early meeting downtown.
This is just the kind of experience that the JUA is all about. I really enjoy watching young people explore their perceptions about a topic that really matters to them. Often they find their beliefs and perceptions are confirmed, and their world view is accurate. At other times they come to realize the world is broader, more diverse and more interesting, challenging and satisfying than they realized.
Sometimes this is hard, usually it is exhausting but it is always rewarding as an educator to be watching this happening!
How about you? How have your perceptions evolved & changed? Do you recall an educational experience that changed your understanding of the world? Let us know in the comments!