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Does school stifle creativity?


Albert Einstein once said that ‘it is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.. And proponents of creativity are sometimes pejorative about the stifling effects of education on creativity. Most educators, of course, would deny that they labour day and night to implant a strong sense of dull mediocrity and ‘thinking inside the box' among their students. What do you think?

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Mr. Happy says

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    Jan Thompson (JanTutor) 4 years ago

    A very powerful and thought-provoking answer. I particularly like the fact that from an early age you 'danced to the sound of your own drum'.

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    Jan Thompson (JanTutor) 4 years ago

    Thanks for your comment. My daughter is just 4 years and started school this week, still I can't help but to fret (a little) about the negative influences which she may become exposed to. More importantly, how she'll respond to such influences.

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    Jan Thompson (JanTutor) 4 years ago

    Our 4 year old starts school on Monday. It seems way too early but I hope that our choice of school will prove the right one. It's a brand new school with fewer than 30 children with a strong emphasis on child-led learning and fostering independence.

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    Jan Thompson (JanTutor) 4 years ago

    Sadly it is not always the case. Even as an adult I was amazed at how different lecturers were. In my final year I had to take Jurisprudence; such a 'dry' subject. My lecturer was creative & amazing, so much so, that I went on to teach the subjec


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