I don’t know if this qualifies as a “civic issue” but here it is anyway: IMMEDIATE OUTCOME OF ONE LEARNING SESSION. We’ve all been students, we know the feeling of going to a class one day, learning something, and urging to use (apply) that newly acquired knowledge right away. With thoughts ranging from “I have no clue whatsoever” or “I don’t care” to “If this works, I’m going to be #1 on the planet”, this aspect of student perception seems to be of significant importance to the student’s further evolution (attitude).
I’m thinking of trying to find “premeditated” answers to the question “How do I use what I learned today?” and even present some of them before the question is asked (in the introduction of the new topic), of course keeping the rest for post-act.
I feel that inter-disciplinary cooperation might prove itself useful.