"It's not that I'm so smart, I just stay with a problem longer." -- Albert Einstein
"Too often children are given answers to memorize rather than problems to solve." --Dr. Edwin F Meyer, Theoretical Nuclear Physicist and Director of the Gedanken Institute
Host A Gedanken Institute
If you are interested in hosting a Gedanken Institute at your institution, please feel free to call the Director of the Institute, Dr. Edwin F. Meyer at 440-826-2495 or e-mail to him at email@example.com
"Despite the importance of , it is one of the least engaged intellectual skills in K-12 and university education."
-- Center for the Study of Collaborative - University of Missouri
"Gedanken" is a German word for "thought". A thought experiment is one you carry out in your head. In physics, the term "gedanken experiment" is used to refer to an experiment that is impractical to carry out, but useful to consider because it can be reasoned about theoretically. It was a favorite method of renowned physicist Albert Einstein.