Cafe Q offers menus for thoughtful conversations. Each menu set has a theme and a set of questions that explore variations on that theme. Cafe Q can be used for group conversations, speaking practice, and as writing prompts.
Most importantly Cafe Q provides a structure for developing critical thinking skills through inquiry based learning. Asking questions of ourselves and finding the value of the answers we have for each other.
Cafe Q Conversations: The Senses
We have five ways of knowing the world around us: sight, taste, touch, sound, smell. We have one way of knowing the world within us- questions. These menus will help us explore how we perceive the world around us. Often we use language like a dictionary to translate what our senses are telling us. A particular smell might become “apple pie,” “mom,” or “Thanksgiving” in my mind. What smell is that? What does that smell mean to you?