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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 19 2012: If training the student includes handing them a fact, only to be aroused by bell later will waste the brains ability. Our subconscious represents 99% of our brains activity and therein is the source of our creativity. I went through the standard schooling and yet I was born with a contrarian attitude towards my teachers which kept me going to the well of odd ideas just left of center or was it the right. In either case, it kept me seeking and peeking away from the straight-ahead. I believe the reason I have always been able to see things others miss is that I have practiced creativity my whole life by merely letting the subconscious leak out. I am very successful because not only can I do the perfect expected normal deed but I can usually improve on it since I am likely to have already thought about why the norm is weak. To the point of your query of how to instill creatively in a kid’s life we must require them to find the truths by fishing through their subconscious for those strange and wonderful wrongs and rights that make up our truths.

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