Feynman Problem-Solving Algorithm

Why’ is the question to gain understanding. 

Don’t stop thinking: Ask questions, challenge orthodox thinking and be curious. Thinking like a scientist sounds an ideal approach for nursing education for a dynamic, critical thinking and evidence based curriculum. Feynman provides an energy and enthusiasm for teaching, and breaks down complex topics into relevant and meaningful content.

Bill Gates on the great teaching skills of Feynman- The Best Teacher I Never Had.

“Feynman opposed rote learning or unthinking memorization and other teaching methods that emphasized form over function”

The Feynman Problem-Solving Algorithm


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The Feynman Lectures on Physics. (2013). The Feynman Lectures on Physics. California Institute of Technology.

Gates, B. (2016). The Best Teacher I Never Had. http://www.gatesnotes.com

Microsoft. (2009). Project Tuva: Richard Feynman’s Messenger Lecture Series.

Wikipedia. (2018). Richard Feynman.

Follow an honorary Twitter account on Richard P Feynman