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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'
What are your opinions?

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    Oct 14 2012: Formal education has actually accounted for a lot of the development of my imagination. I guess the formality led me to ask myself , "What more ?" . The formal aspect of education has made me more curious, led to my aspirations to find out more in the world, and helped me use my creativity and imagination in a more logical, practical, and easily understood way. So i guess the formality of education has served as an asset to my creativity, rather than an hindrance.
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      Oct 14 2012: The same has been true for me. Many people do not appreciate what they gained from it.

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