This talk considers how imposing restrictions on teachers can actually benefit them and generate creativity.

Rose Aylett
3 April, 2019 - 16:00 Europe/London
30 minutes

About the talk

Can teachers find freedom in constraint? This presentation explores how the innovative limitation of time, language and resources in both pre-service and in-service teacher education, can reduce stress, combat decision fatigue and promote creative thinking. Discover how placing constraints upon lesson planning and delivery can empower teachers to be able to do much more, with much less.


Every school system has a lot of written and unwritten rules. Young teachers are supposed to accept the established conventions. Overcoming or improving these sets of principles may become a challenge for some people, who according to their personality will try new paths designed to improve the existing rules, felt as constraining and inadequate to their activity.

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