As I’ve mentioned before on this blog, I’m an advocate for learning outside the classroom. To be honest, I really don’t know how students can be taught to think about learning in (for them) unconventional ways. The problem occurred to me today, as I was observing other tourists in Montreal. The differences I’ve noticed during my short visit here made me wonder why a city that is not very far from the USA is worlds apart in terms of lifestyle. So maybe the key to learning outside the classroom is asking questions, but then one has to be interested in asking questions in the first place. And I don’t know how to get students to think that asking questions is important or beneficial. They just want answers.