We need to help students rediscover their own creativity as they play at being scholars. And when I say "play," I don't mean that we should encourage them to mimic their professors and use lots of big words they don't understand, though they may well think that's what's expected. No, we need to help them understand that research is all about the interplay of ideas, the freedom of movement among disciplines and spheres of discourse, the courage to ask a question without first knowing whether it has an answer."
from "Why we should take fun more seriously" by Barbara Fister, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN -- Library Journal, 4/22/2010
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