Zen KōAns: Unsolvable Enigmas Designed to Break Your Brain

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Why do people attempt to explain the unexplainable? Scholars explore the topic by learning about ancient philosophical thought experiements known as kōans. After watching a brief yet informative video, pupils answer questions and engage in online discussions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite individuals to share their insights from the online discussion 
  • Challenge learners to write their own philosophical riddles 
Classroom Considerations

  • Each participant needs computer and Internet access to fully engage in the lesson 
Pros

  • Includes links to books, videos, and other resources
  • Helpful audio-visual aids make the content easy to understand
Cons

  • None