TED Conversations

Hibah Ameer

Design Student, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture

This conversation is closed.

Does formal education as a child hinder a child's creativity?

I am writing on a paper on Education Systems restricting child creativity. On one hand formal education has it s benefits as it trains the human eye to notice things, place things in order. But on the other hand it sets certain limitations to a child's imaginative mind and forces him/her to produce stereotypical imagery of what they call 'art'
What are your opinions?


Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.

  • Sep 22 2012: I recently did the same for the Curacao education system. In a conversation with some people we agreed to the two tems 'old school' teachers and 'new school' teachers. Also the digital world has not sufficiently entered the classroom...The students are way ahead of the teachers...and very creative in the use of sosial sites and finding information...

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.