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Mohanapriya Rajasekaran

Human Resource Management - Student, School of Management, University of Southampton, UK

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Can we change today's stringent education system? Can we bring the right balance between creativity and academics?

The present education system embeds the fear of making mistakes (from which we can learn) deep into our minds.

There has to be a balance between creativity and academics. We are so engulfed in improving the products and technology each year (wont be wrong even if I said each month in fact!), that the education system is still what it used to be 50 or more years ago. We are failing to bring that balance!

P.S - Share your views on your education system as well, even if it contradicts my point of view. It would be a set of valuable ideas that can implemented in education systems that are still lagging behind in time.

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    Jan 6 2013: Well I agree to the point that there is no use blaming the overall education system... But it does play a certain role.. at least in most developing countries... the fear of not making it big one day by choosing creative job like dancing, painting, drama and so on... I can at least talk about the statistics in my country that I know the best.. Just a hand full of people in 1000's I know are into creative field.. And It was not the education that helped them choose to do something creative.. It was the fact that they had to either choose between academics and creativity... its this lack of balance I am talking about....

    There are quite a number of people who feel a creative job is not as respectful as Engineers, Doctors, Scientists, Management and so on..

    And I am glad you found the best of the education system out there... But if you look at the whole picture.. the percentage of kids who went to such schools is very less...

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