Free "Rebellious Teaching" Masterclass | Go Rebel: Use the Collective Creativity of Groups | Die Junge Akademie

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December 9, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Digital Humanities, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Communication, Educational Technology, Humanities

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 2:15pm CET 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! You are welcome to participate by signing up via the following link:

The event will be followed by a Q&A round hosted by Die Junge Akademie’s own Nausikaä El-Mecky, who leads the Rebellious Teaching project. 

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.

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 funded by Die Junge Akademie, the first academy for young scientists and researchers. Since then, 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.


Contact Info: 

Joanna Mardal and Nausikaä El-Mecky