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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 16 2012: Definitely not. I see nothing wrong formal education. It actually depends on the strategies of the teacher, on how he can improve and unleash the kids' creativity and passion to arts. The use educational apps for instance is widely used nowadays too, in line with education. Educational and interactive apps like the Maddie and Matt's series of applications are worth the try for your guidance.

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