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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 14 2012: I am from south India and and in my opinion formal education in our country mostly mark oriented. Here we can't think beyond marks. Because most teachers are not passionate enough for their profession and they are working for money only. The formal education system not allowed to think the children beyond their curriculum. Even the curriculum is outdated one and the children are mug up and reproduce in their exams. so in my opinion formal education system prevent the Child's creativity.

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