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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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'.
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.
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.