Rick Hullinger's Teaching Site

I'm a senior lecturer and cognitive scientist in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University, Bloomington. My primary focus is undergraduate education, but I dabble in research projects related to pedagogy, course evaluations, and the effects of technology in the classroom.

Helen Keller

"A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers"

W.B. Yeates

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

Julia Childs

"You'll never know everything about anything, especially something you love."

Martin Luther King Jr.

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."

Josef Albers

“Learn to see and feel life, cultivate your imagination, because there are still wonders in the world, because life is a mystery and will remain so. But let us be aware of it."

Liz Berry

“Education isn't for getting a job. It's about developing yourself as a human being.”

Edwin Jaynes

“The goal [of teaching] should be, not to implant in the student's mind every fact that the teacher knows now; but rather to implant a way of thinking that will enable the student, in the future, to learn in one year what the teacher learned in two years. Only in that way can we continue to advance from one generation to the next.”

Herbert Gerjuoy

"Education must teach the individual how to classify and reclassify information, how to evaluate its veracity, how to change categories when necessary, how to move from the concrete to the abstract and back, how to look at problems from a new direction—how to teach himself. Tomorrow’s illiterate will not be the man who can’t read; he will be the man who has not learned how to learn.”


"Doubt is not a pleasant condition but certainty is an absurd one"