Teaching Creativity vs Education

Wednesday, 28 July 2010   |   Creative Thinking

Creativity is an important skill.  Yet it is something that is somewhat lacking in our current education systems.  Sir Ken Robinson presents some rather strong opinions on the subject.  Edward de Bono has also been involved in research suggesting that teaching thinking skills as a separate subject will improve performance in every other subject between 30 and 100%.  Given evidence such as this,  why are we not putting a greater emphasis on creative thinking in schools?

 

To take it further,  is technology opening up new opportunities to pursue this?  Or is it,  in it's current state, actually hindering this (Elevated Formation elaborates on common usage patterns)?  How could we take advantage of emerging technology to encourage and inspire creative thinking in students?

The world is moving forward at an incredible pace but imagine how much further we could be going.

 

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