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Hibah Ameer

Design Student, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture

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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'
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    Oct 2 2012: Let's start viewing creativity as more than just "art". One of the challenges of typical early formal education now is that creativity is often connected to a visual system, rather than the broader role of problem solving. What we should be teaching is developmental thinking and co-creation - ways that children can learn to build on each others ideas. Collaboration is a form of creativity - one that is interdependent.

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