Richard Sussan

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Richard Sussan
Posted over 1 year ago
Ken Robinson: How schools kill creativity
I have taught Biological Sciences at the College and University levels for over 45 years. Unfortunately, because of time constraints there is no ability to explore tangential material, posit questions, hypothesize answers and just have some 'fun'. We ask students to bend over and we insert an oversize suppository of data into them, hoping that half is retained. We need to re-think existing paradigms. Why does Anatomy & Physiology for Allied Health Science students have to be only 2 semesters ? Why does medical school have to be 4 years, why not 2 or 3 years ? We are locked in to archaic ways of doing things that do not serve us well in 2013 and beyond.
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Richard Sussan
Posted over 1 year ago
How many languages is it possible to know?
Are you related to John Nazarian from New Jersey, USA ? He was a childhood friend of mine. His parents were missionaries. Concerning language, I believe the more musical ability a person has, the easier it is for them to acquire additional languages. There is a strong link between the temporo-parietal lobes, language and music. When I lived in Brasil, I learned Portuguese very quickly & with it Spanish and Italian. I currently speak, read and write 3 languages. English has become the lingua franca in today's global village.I would like to learn Chinese (Mandarin). I especially like Chinese calligraphy.