Uri Alon: Why truly innovative science demands a leap into the unknown

This TED talk encourages teachers to learn from improvisational comedy to teach students to embrace uncertainty as a driver of innovation.

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"While studying for his PhD in physics, Uri Alon thought he was a failure because all his research paths led to dead ends. But, with the help of improv theater, he came to realize that there could be joy in getting lost. A call for scientists to stop thinking of research as a direct line from question to answer, but as something more creative. It's a message that will resonate, no matter what your field." (description from TED website: https://goo.gl/6LkB9i)


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You should definitely flesh out this idea and add it to the ideate phase! A couple of people talked about improv in the discovery stage but no one has flesh out how encourage teachers to embrace uncertainty (which we know is an important part of getting teachers to embrace using tech in the classroom).

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