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: A child's nervous system is in development and the entire nervous system comprises the web of its intelligence. Thus a child should not be immobalixed in a chair or it will not develop properly. How to combine kinesthetic movement with various forms of education is our challenge if we wish to have healthy, truly creative, intelligent adults as opposed to what we see now.

    Creativity is more than just brain activity.

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.