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Schools need to foster creativity in children

Sometimes it seems to me that our will inherit a world that is full of social, economic and political problems. Whether it is about tackling , environmental pollution, recession, agriculture, energy crisis, caring about endangered species, melting glaciers or meeting the demands of a booming world population, we need our young generation to be imaginative thinkers and managers.

We need them to be able to think of out of the box solutions and come up with original and fruitful answers to many problems that beset our world today. This is why it is extremely important to foster creativity and originality in our school children, so that they can become independent, adaptable and resourceful adults of tomorrow.

Rote learning and text book memorizing has no place in educating children of the 21st century. Unfortunately, cramming long textbooks and rote learning is still a norm in the majority of of developing and underdeveloped countries today. No wonder children grow up with rigid views that leave little room for imagination and once they enter professional fields.

Every child is born with the potential to be a creative thinker, but along the way this innate skill gets suppressed and subjugated. Sometimes, the school syllabus, the method of instruction or examination system leave no room for curiosity and inventive thinking.

School administrations blame the lack of funds and teachers lament the absence of facilities, but the truth is that it is not difficult to nurture creativity in children. If given an outlet, they have it in abundance. All that is needed is a different approach and committed teachers to make it possible.

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First published at Helium.com but has now been removed from there.

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Comments

bestwriter wrote on October 20, 2014, 3:12 AM

The entire system needs a revamp. I fully agree with you. What one learns in school besides languages and may be some maths rest needs to be based on ones aptitude.

AliCanary wrote on October 20, 2014, 7:28 PM

Yes, memorizing facts and figures for a test only to forget them afterward is useless. We need to teach concepts, not trivia.

allen0187 wrote on October 20, 2014, 10:56 PM

Agree with you here. Most of what is taught in schools and the manner that these are taught is outdated. The education system needs to change from inside out.