Teresa Belton - Being Bored, But Never Being Boring

Teresa Belton

University of East Anglia

From The Conference August 21, 2013

Teresa is an Educational researcher, School of Education and Lifelong Learning, University of East Anglia, UK. Her interest in imagination began in the 1990’s when she was involved in Play for Life, a small UK voluntary organisation set up to stimulate fresh thinking about what kinds of play nurture children’s emotional, social, cultural and spiritual development. This led to her researching the influence of television and videos on children’s story-making.


When were you last bored? Overstimulated as we are, it rarely happens. But what if boredom is important to stimulate creativity? What if we can create "in-between" space to be more creative and better leverage the brain's natural creative capacities? 

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