The text below is the public talk (lightly edited) which I gave at the Genoa Festival of Science in 2016.
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The title I was given to speak on today is ‘Forme di Creativitá’ and I will do my best to honour this interesting headline in my own way. My day job is as an educator at University College London, in England. I am interested in interdisciplinary education and how this might look in...
Below is the text of a short talk I gave at a conference on Liberal Arts organised by Benedictus on Friday 24 June 2016.
I’m not sure what I was thinking when I proposed to give a 5-minute talk on the topic of ‘How to create an integrated curriculum’. I now don’t think this is possible to do properly in 5 mins. So I will simply raise some thoughts but I won’t go into nuts and bolts here....
I think that most important decisions, realisations and insights in life are essentially irrational, or a least a-rational, processes. This may sound odd, but I mean that who you fall in love with, which music you like, what politics you espouse, which career you choose – the things that shape your life – are essentially decided by emotional responses, rather than rational calls. Calling them...