The Educational Value of Creative Disobedience

Andrea Kuszewski describes her father as her walking encyclopaedia when she was a child and how she used watch him in his workshop and ask lots of random questions. One time he was unable to answer her question and she began a process of investigation and discovery for herself which changed her attitude to school

As much as I loved learning, school was uninspiring and left me hollow. I saw school as a necessary time commitment, but not much else. I ended up doing most of my learning and exploration on my own with whatever tools I had at my disposal—books, observation, watching people, and of course—my imagination.

Obviously my love for science and learning was not completely destroyed by my early school experience, or I wouldn’t be where I am today.

She is now looking at psychology and neuroscience for answers and has created some hypotheses about action sequences, direct instruction and problem solving.

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