Inga Rikandi: Miksi meidän tulisi pitää oppimista tärkeämpänä kuin osaamista?

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Doctor of Music Inga Rikandi is a teacher, researcher, musician, trainer, improvisation artist, producer, writer, dog trainer and an acrobat. She will tell us in her speech why she loves learning more than knowing. She will analyze why we need to be in a state of learning more often, how improvisation connects to teaching as well as learning and what we can learn from the best teachers. 

Everything Inga does is connected by curiosity. Curiosity for new things, for improvisation, creativity and interaction and also for the pedagogical dimensions in everything. Being in a state of constant learning is an important source of wellbeing for Inga.

How did you get the idea for your TEDx talk?

My job means that I reflect on questions of learning and teaching all the time. There have been a lot of changes in the last few years, both in society as well as my own life and career, that have directed my thinking into new areas. The chance to hold a TEDx talk about learning was an excellent opportunity to clarify these thoughts also to myself. 

What would you like to happen to your talk and your message?

I hope my talk will spark conversations and thinking in other people. I hope I can also participate in these conversations.

What are you doing next?

I will continue my work as a teacher, trainer, musician and as a improvisational theatre performer. I'm also planning a couple of new book projects. Working in different disciplines and constant learning are still central themes in my life.

Where can people find you?

You can find me at the music institute of West Helsinki (Länsi-Helsingin musiikkiopisto), improv performances by reactori, working in a dog school, in the Kallio neighbourhood, my garden allotment or at 

The talk is illustrated with Sketchnotes by Linda Saukko-Rauta at 

The talk is illustrated with Sketchnotes by Linda Saukko-Rauta at