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Rebellious Teaching Online-Masterclass

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“Rebellious Teaching” is excited to announce its very first online Masterclass, “Go Rebel: Use the Collective Creativity of Groups”, hosted by conversation designer Ruben Klerkx.

The free workshop will take place on the 9th of December between 1 and 2:15 pm on Zoom. It is open to anyone curious about how to make the most out of ideas in a group setting – because the more ideas you can generate as a team, the greater your innovative power becomes! The Masterclass is also a great opportunity to explore the possibilities of online collaborations, showing that video conferences in times of a pandemic can be as interesting and inspiring – or even more so – as live meetings.

In this workshop you will learn why we share so few of our ideas, and you will experience how you can adapt your interactions to optimise exchange and sharing in groups online and offline. The result? The collective creativity and intelligence of your group/class/team increases. One thing is certain: after this workshop, your online and group sessions will look totally different!
The event will be followed by a Q&A round hosted by Die Junge Akademie’s member Nausikaä El-Mecky, who leads the Rebellious Teaching project.

Both Ruben Klerkx and Nausikaä El-Mecky are available for interviews.

Wednesday, 9th of December between 1:00 and 2:15 pm (CET)

Places are limited.
Registration is required: diejungeakademie.de
The free event will take place digitally in English via Zoom.

About Ruben Klerkx
Ruben Klerkx is a Conversation Designer and Facilitator & Practitioner of Engagement & Interaction. He helps people to deal with complex situations and challenges by working on their creativity, interactions and co-creations. Ruben strongly believes that our ideas are worth gold and that we neglect our ideas too often. By creating a safe space to be yourself and practice self discovery in groups, he shows how ideas can be nurtured into an even better reality. For Ruben, it's all about people and the way they design their conversations.

About “Rebellious Teaching”
“Rebellious Teaching” is a growing community of educators, artists, activists, researchers and anyone else interested in using subversive, edgy methods to teach. We believe that inclusivity and creativity are fundamental parts of education, and that everyone can be an educator. We are not tied to any particular discipline or educational form, welcoming all unusual approaches to teaching in any setting: from primary school to university, from museum to zoom conference. The real-world experiences from our community of rebellious teachers show that much more is possible than we might think – and that support for breaking the rules can come from where you least expect it. “Rebellious Teaching” is a Junge Akademie project led by Nausikaä El-Mecky, founded in December 2019. Since than, it has been developing ties to professional and potential educators from all over the world, and has been featured in, among others, The Scotsman, Deutschland Funk and Bayerischer Rundfunk.

Die Junge Akademie was founded in 2000 as the world’s first academy for outstanding young academics. Its members – who come from all academic disciplines as well as creative fields – explore the potential and limits of interdisciplinary work in new projects, aim to encourage dialogue between academia and society, and provide new impetus in discussions about scientific policy. Die Junge Akademie is supported by the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. Its office is located in Berlin.


Die Junge Akademie
Christiane Caldari-Winkler
Tel.: 030-203 70-650

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