It is hard to believe that I am in Question block. For those of you who don’t know, Question block is one of the blocks that every Quest student takes. The others are Cornerstone (the first block a Quest student takes), Rhetoric (the second block a Quest student takes), and Keystone, (the last block a Quest student takes). Cornerstone and Rhetoric introduce students to the block system, which is an adjustment for many. Keystone is a block used to wrap up studies, and to put the final touches on Keystone projects, which have been created and developed for the past year or so. But, for the purpose of this blog post, I would like to focus on Question block.
Question block is generally taken in the spring semester of second year. We do many things during the block, but as the name suggests, it is based on the development of a question that will guide the rest of our studies. We may change our question, or we may keep it the same, but we must demonstrate that it is a relevant question which can be looked at from many angles.
Currently, I am in my second week of Question block. My question, as of now, is “What is the birth experience?” It has gone through multiple changes, but at this point I am feeling good about it. I feel that it will allow me to explore many facets of the human experience, as it occurs in pregnancy and birth. I am super duper excited to learn all about the birth experience, and I think I will discover things that I had never considered or seen before.
It is surreal to be in Question block, time has been flying by in the last couple years. Back in high school, I had no real desire to go to University until I heard about Quest. When I arrived, I still had no inkling of what I wanted to pursue as a career or profession, but I knew that I wanted an education so I thought I would take the pressure off and see what came my way. The summer after my first year, as I have written about in a previous blog, it hit me that midwifery was something I had a passion for.
Now, as I read book after book about Obstetrics, Midwifery, Psychology, Anthropology, and more, I find myself grinning because I love every word. I am learning something new with every paragraph, and I couldn’t be happier. Writing and presenting about what I am learning is going to be challenging and fun.
There is so much in the world for us to explore, so much! Look around, and you will find something that fascinates you. It could be astronomy, robotics, plants, slugs, love poems from 1750, train engines, there is something! And you can learn about it. Quest allows you to do just that in a multidisciplinary setting, with amazing Tutors and peers there to support and challenge you all the way through.
p.s. If you have any suggestions for books I should read, movies I should watch, or people I should talk to, let me know by commenting or whatnot. I would appreciate anything!