If wisdom is the goal, then students must "walk 10,000 miles, read 10,000 books" said the 17th-century Chinese philosopher Gu Yanwu
stumbled across this quote on a piece in the times higher by Steven Schwartz
I love running, and one of the things I get out of running is time to think
I also love walking, and much of the pleasure I derive has some of the same source. I enjoy being able to see the early morning sun, learn about my new surroundings, see the local flora and fauna, find a sense of space
I also stumbled across some funded research which is researching walking in a thinking context working with PhD students
New Research Trajectories goes for a walk, gives you a sense of this activity
We used this sort of approach on an AwayDay the other year, and I am quite keen to organise an un-conference which uses walking as a device, I wonder if there would be much interest in the community?