Creative Disobedience in the Classroom (NPR: The Conversation)

The Conversation

Creative Disobedience In The Classroom

David Hyde
From 07/11/2011 at 12:20 p.m.

Andrea Kuszewski thinks the US education system is not doing enough to foster creative thinking. She says teachers should be encouraging creative disobedience. Can creativity be taught? Do we really need more disobedience in the classroom? What’s your experience as a teacher, student or parent?


Andrea Kuszewski blogs about cognitive neuroscience and psychology at The Rogue Neuron. She is a researcher at the VORTEX Research Institute, and she blogs for Scientific American.

To read the essay from Scientific American that was the inspiration for this interview, go here.

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Interview on Futureproof (News Talk Science Ireland): The Science of Chessboxing

Here I discuss the science behind the sport of Chessboxing on Futureproof, Ireland’s NewsTalkScience program. 

“Possibly the strangest hybrid ever invented, chessboxing is also among the most difficult sports in the world. Invented by Dutch artist Iepe Rubingh and inspired by the French comic book ‘Le Froid Equateur’, it involves alternate rounds of chess and boxing. This Saturday at 6pm, we speak to Andrea Kuszewski about the effects of chessboxing on the brain, why it’s tough to concentrate on your rooks while your body is in fight-or-flight mode, and why chessboxing may be a tool to fight bullying.”



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