SJA  News :来自校长的信:激发和保持神圣的好奇心

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Sparking and Sustaining a Holy Curiosity



I have been researching and thinking about curiosity lately, partly due to my natural nerdiness, and partly because I like the metacognitive feel of having curiosity about curiosity. In reading about what we know and what has been said about this topic, I ran across this quote from Albert Einstein:


我最近一直在研究和思考有关好奇心的事情,一方面是因为我天生喜爱读书,另一方面是因为我喜欢好奇心的元认知感觉。在阅读关于我们所知道的以及关于这个话题所说的内容时,我偶然发现了爱因斯坦的一句话:


The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.


时刻保持好奇很重要。好奇心自有其存在的理由。当一个人思考永恒、生命、奇妙的现实结构的奥秘时,他会心生敬畏之情,他只要每天都想了解一点这个奥秘就足够了。永远不要失去神圣的好奇心。


On Monday of last week, Dr. Elia Desjardins, our Science Department Chair and the Christensen Chair of Applied Engineering, spoke about a unique opportunity for students to develop this “holy curiosity” about medical science through our Biomedical and Health Sciences Certificate Program. This program combines advanced coursework, clinical experience, mentoring, and independent research to provide students with a pre-university experience in allied health. Students in the program participate in seminars with medical or research professionals each semester, take part in an approved internship, and complete a senior capstone project mentored by an advisor.


上周星期一,我们的科学系主任和应用工程系主任埃莉亚·德斯卡尔丁博士提到了一个独特的机会,让学生通过我们的生物医学和健康科学证书项目来培养他们对医学的“神圣好奇心”。该课程结合了高级课程、临床经验、指导和独立研究,为学生提供大学前的联合健康体验。参与该项目的学生每学期都会参与医学或研究专家的研讨会,参加一个获得批准的实习项目,并在顾问的指导下完成一个十二年级尖石顶尖课程项目。


The very next day, students from our Field Semester program shared how that program can spark curiosity about the science, economy, and societal impacts of agriculture in our region. Our Field Semester students pursue field-based research in an immersive setting—the Academy’s Dussault Center, a 75-acre property with both agricultural and forested areas and a student-installed solar array. In hands-on projects and field trips, they explore natural resource management and environmental science, spending their entire day away from campus and doing field research as they seek answers to the question “How do we live well in this place?”


就在第二天,我们的实地学期项目的学生们分享了该项目如何激发人们对本地区农业的科学、经济和社会影响的好奇心。实地学期项目的学生在一个沉浸式的环境中进行实地研究--学院的杜萨尔特中心,一个拥有农业和森林区域的75英亩庄园,还有一个学生安装的太阳能阵列。在实践项目和实地考察中,他们花费一整天的时间远离校园去做实地调查,探索自然资源管理和环境科学,寻找“我们如何才能在这个地方生活得好”这个问题的答案?


When combined with our restructured science curriculum that features a new required field research course (officially called Research Methods and Environmental Systems), these programs mark an exciting new direction for scientific studies at the Academy, as they open up new fields for students to explore by breaking down disciplinary silos and allowing hands-on experiences in the sciences.


结合我们重新调整的科学课程,包括新的必修领域研究课程(正式称为研究方法和环境系统),这些课程标志着学院科学研究的一个令人兴奋的新方向,为学生开辟新的探索领域,打破学科的孤立,允许他们亲身体验科学。


Though it did not get Chapel time this week, the third and newest program using this approach offers another promising field in which students can exercise their curiosity. Introduced just this year, the Applied Engineering Semester combines computer science, engineering, science modeling, and media studies as students develop a design portfolio and learn collaboration and leadership skills in creating a project for a real client that we are calling SJA Makers.


尽管这周没有礼堂日时间,第三个也是最新的项目,采用这种方法提供了另一个有前景的领域,学生可以通过该项目培养他们的好奇心。今年刚开始,应用工程学期项目结合计算机科学、工程、科学建模和媒体研究学科,在学生在开发设计作品集时,学习了合作和领导技能,为一个真正的客户创建了一个项目,我们称之为SJA Makers。


This program uses the newly designed Physical Systems curriculum to explore three questions:


本课程使用新设计的物理系统课程探讨三个问题:


• How do we discover, improve, and communicate scientific knowledge?

• How do design choices affect accessibility, efficiency, sustainability, and enjoyment?

• What are the opportunities and constraints of computing, including immersive technologies?


•我们如何发现、改进和交流科学知识?

•设计的选择对可访问性、效率、可持续性和乐趣有何影响?

•信息处理技术,包括沉浸式技术的机遇和限制是什么?


In the program, which is co-taught by Dr. Desjardins and Computer Science Department Chair Liz Laverty, students use Computer-Aided Design solid modeling software and various prototyping methods to develop design solutions to real problems as members of design teams. Like the Field Semester, this program runs free of the “cells and bells” of a traditional school model, operating as a kind of school-within-a-school, using the Maker Space in the Sweeney Applied Engineering Center and the new virtual reality equipment in our Immersive Technology Lab.


在这个由徳雅尔丹博士和计算机科学系主任利兹·拉弗蒂共同教授的项目中,学生作为设计团队的成员,使用计算机辅助设计实体建模软件和各种原型设计方法来开发针对实际问题的设计解决方案。与实地学期一样,该课程不受传统学校模式的“细胞和铃铛”影响,以校内模式运作,利用斯威尼应用工程中心的创客空间和我们沉浸式技术实验室的新虚拟现实设备。


All three of these innovative programs offer students new, engaging, and exciting ways to explore the mysteries of the world around them; however, they are also closely aligned with our school’s long-standing mission. They teach character by valuing collaboration and persevering while working past a challenge; they foster inquiry by encouraging thoughtful and optimistic risk-taking, enthusiastically learning new tools and techniques, and pursuing creativity with open minds; and they encourage a sense of community by choosing sustainable resources, offering and accepting criticism in the spirit of mutual growth, and using creativity to improve the lives of others.


所有这三个创新项目都为学生提供了探索周围世界奥秘的崭新的、引人入胜的、令人兴奋的方式;然而,它们也与我们学校一直以来的使命紧密相连。他们通过团结合作和坚持不懈来培养个性;他们通过鼓励深思熟虑和乐观的冒险行为、学习新工具和新技术的热情、以开放的心态追求创造力来培养探究精神;他们通过选择可持续的资源、供给和以共同成长的精神接受批评,用创造力改善他人的生活。


By pursuing these mission-based goals, these three programs have pushed our school forward, launching new opportunities for student creativity, curiosity—and fun! At the end of a March 1984 article titled “Mindplay” in Harvard Magazine, George Sciababba wrote, “Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun.” Eight years later, in his self-help book titled Success: The Original Handbook, Joey Reiman spun this idea a bit differently, writing about how innovative ideas appear apparently out of nowhere: “The fact is that my brain goes out to play. That’s what creativity is—intelligence having fun.” Regardless of whether they are using their imaginations or their creativity, students participating in these innovative science programs have a chance to develop and sustain Einstein’s “holy curiosity”—and have a blast doing it!


这三个项目推动了我们学校的发展,为学生的创造力、好奇心和乐趣提供了新的机会!1984年3月,在《哈佛杂志》(Harvard Magazine)一篇题为“思维游戏”(Mindplay)的文章结尾,乔治•希阿巴巴(George Sciababba)写道:“也许想象力只是一种享受乐趣的智力。”8年后,他在《成功:最初的手册》(Success:the Original Handbook)一书中提到:乔伊•雷曼(Joey Reiman)的这个想法有点不一样,是有关创新的想法是如何突然出现的:“事实就是我的大脑在转动,这就是创造力--智力的乐趣所在”。不管他们是在利用自己的想象力还是创造力,参加这些创新科学项目的学生都有机会发展和维持爱因斯坦所说的“神圣好奇心”,并有机会去做!


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Students in Mrs. Urie's Freshmen Health/Critical Skills classes have been doing a project at the Field Campus. They are growing vegetables in an effort to pay closer attention to their nutrition. This project is also teaching the students an important skill, to understand what it takes to grow food and learn some basic information about the importance of sustainability.

乌里夫人的九年级健康/关键技能课程的学生们一直在实地园区做一个项目。他们种植蔬菜是为了更密切地注意他们的营养。这个项目也教给学生一个重要的技能,了解种植食物需要什么,并学习一些关于可持续发展重要性的基本信息。


Mr. Roberts' Electrical II students were also on the Field Campus last week, installing conduit to the pavilion in preparation for running electricity to the building. The excavator was operated by Austin Fenoff. It's usage was donated to the project by his father, Josh. Once completed, the pavilion will serve as a classroom and workshop for students in the Field Semester Program.

上周,罗伯茨先生的电气二班学生也在实地园区,为展馆安装管道,为大楼供电做准备。挖掘机由奥斯汀·芬诺夫操作,是由他的父亲乔希捐赠给这个项目的。展馆建成后,将成为学生们在实地学期课程中的课堂和工作坊。


Students in Mrs. Warner-Ashley's Acting I class performed in Chapel last week.

华纳·阿什利夫人表演一班的学生上周在教堂表演。


The football team earned a trip to the DI title game with a 31-7 win over Essex on Saturday.

足球队在周六以31比7战胜埃塞克斯队,赢得了冠军。


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