Dr. Ed Burger; learning; comfort zone

Higher Ed: “Intellectual Hurt”

In a recent episode of KUT’s podcast “Higher Ed,” Dr. Ed Burger used the phrase “hurt yourself intellectually.” Doesn’t sound like a great idea, does it?! In this episode, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger discuss what that phrase means in relation to our learning and education, and why a little intellectual “hurt” might not actually be the worst thing – as long as it’s done with awareness. Ed contends we can all learn and grow by operating outside our comfort zones, as long as we learn from the experience. Listen on for Ed and Jennifer’s discussion about intellectual hurt and healing, and to hear the latest puzzler – it’s all about give and take.

This episode was recorded on Feb. 19, 2017.