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Shailesh Mudda

Senior Software Consultant, Tieto India Pvt Ltd

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Children's schools should have an "Imagination" period

I feel,When you Imagine things, You create things.All new innovative things starts with an imagination.
Most of the people now are so engrossed in their day to day lives and their perspective have become so narrow, they hardly question things which then stops innovation.
A session/class/period where Children given a random abstract/real world topic/situation, should imagine things in their own way as they see it in their world and explain how they have interpreted it to the class.This would help expand their imaginative skill and hence creativity and would generate more ideas. And when they grow they would cultivate this as a habit and apply their ideas in the real world.

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  • May 23 2012: I think this is a fantastic idea. Having spent some time with young children, I have grown to appreciate their seeming lack of understanding for the word "impossible." If nothing else, encouraging creativity early in life could help to limit the suppression of creativity that tends to occur as we age. Children need to know that their ideas aren't crazy. They need to believe that they can change the world. I also propose that as children grow older, this time be used to encourage them to act upon their imagination.

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