The Poehler lecture this year was about faith and learning. It is the application of faith to every field of learning. The speaker was Dr. Shoenbeck. He is a retired professor that used to work at Concordia. He helped with the planning of the two semester school year and revised the curriculum during the same time to better suit the new system. He talked about learning like a rope or cable with all of the disciplines wrapped around the center cable which is faith. He recommended that the things students learn should be applied to life and that will encourage a student to learn more. He told a really cute story about how his eight year old granddaughter found an interest in learning. He then told a story about his son's student who only needed someone to care before he found the will to learn. My favorite jokes were the pair of Docs, i.e. the Drs Schuler and the mayonnaise on jell-o. They were both pretty funny. He had a lot of interesting things to say about other things as well, but I really liked the part about learning being like a cord.
In the lector he talked a lot about programs that incorporated all the disciplines and centered them on faith like Honors, the Honors kids that were at the lecture all looked at each other when he mentioned our class. The things he was talking about do apply to Honors. It is a class where we study all the generals, but we also apply them to everyday life and the lives of the people around us. This is a great way to learn because there is no reason to ask, "How does this apply to my life?" It is interesting to study these things as they apply to our lives because it makes them easier to understand and learn about.
It was a very interesting lecture. There were lots of things that he talked about that applied to the Honors program as a whole and me as a student. The way he talked about learning is my ideal way to learn. I used to be one of the students who always wondered about how one subject or another would apply to the things I would be doing in the "real world." Things that seem useless to me are harder to learn because I cannot find the motivation to work hard on it. I really liked most of the things he talked about. It really hit close to home and that made it more interesting to me.