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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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    Jun 1 2012: You are absolutely right!!!
    Children are naturally imaginative but as time goes by they lose this way of being until they become quasi robots like most of us...
    I always see parents of small children at the kindergarten screaming: don’t do this!!! Don’t do that!!! Don’t jump!!! Don’t climb!!! Don’t get dirty!!!
    What kind of education are these parents giving their children???
    • Jun 1 2012: Your observation is right on. Parents tend to say that. The reason is that they have been told that, but did not question their parents as to why. This is an old traditional way of keeping control. Control itself is an outdated concept. But since we have not shown interest in learning something, the only thing that gives us satisfaction is control

      Most people do not have a hobby or any alternate way to relax or something that will keep them interested or involved during their spare time. Many a time then trivial things take up an important position in their life. Instead of contributing, they take away.

      So with education we get, we need to gain wisdom on our own. Which in turn will tell us that we need to teach and inspire others and not control and kill their inspiration.

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