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Sherrlene Uy

Teacher - English and Research, Glendale School, Inc. (QC, Phil)

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What are the challenges that gifted and creative individuals face at present?

Hi everyone! I am working on a research about the gifted and creative individuals. I'd like to know what are the challenges that the gifted and creative people experience in your country. Share your thoughts please :) Thanks!

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    Mar 13 2013: hello Sherrlene..
    i think schools should not only limit the course of studies to books.... students should b given more of practical sessions and they should b taught to find solutions to general problems.....
    instead of giving them an all day class schedule, they should in intervals with practical examples.....they should b allowed to analyse n solve problem themselves....
    this would help to get the creative ideas of the students....
    students have high potential of creativity....it should b enhanced instead of being surpressed...
    thank you
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      Mar 14 2013: Hi Vishesh! True! I agree with you! It's a bit sad to see kids migrate to the cities because they think there are MORE opportunities there... Centralization of everything is another problem, perhaps? What do you think?
    • Mar 15 2013: in that regard I think it is very important to start with the economy of the student, this is, wile all should have access to the proper education, the capacity of a person to pay for goods should not be forgotten, I am not suggesting to charge more to those ho can pay, instead I am suggesting the access of goods that in most schools are not offered, under the excuse/argument that all should have the same chances and the same education, if the student can afford better hardware/software there should not be limits as this are affecting his/her chances of prosperity & are affecting the interests of the individual.

      schools for the poor should focus on teaching techniques, and this should be the ones most needed, as if the student has to leave school, or has to start working, he/she will have the skills of a technique that really pays, I see that a lot of schools have been teaching random general knowledge, regardless that the poor do not need that sort of knowledge, they need money, more than anything else, the techniques to make money should be what is the main focus and not something else.

      if the student has the money to live and pays bills, then and only then should other things be considered.
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        Mar 15 2013: hey Robert..
        well true...people who can afford have no limits....
        but how do we get the unfortunate ones who are talented, to compete with them?
        n yea...working skill is more important than getting educated...
        would you agree to say that learning skill and technique is more important than only reading books?
        • Mar 15 2013: You say "how do we get the unfortunate ones who are talented, to compete with them?".

          I say: The best short answer is.... we don't!...

          It is unfair for the nature that depends on us, for the society that we live in, for the rich and for the poor, to create such idea, the poor and the rich live in the same country yet their goals are quite different.

          Consider that each one has a role in this world and having a stranger steeping on your toes wont make you very happy!

          And yes learning a skill is more important than reading books, plus books are for those ho don't have internet.

          With the internet I can learn by my self 2 to 4 times faster than in school!, plus I can focus on what I really need and not on what a stranger wants to trow my way, as would be in a school.

          The goal is to have the poor making a income that allows them to capitalize, to be able to pay healthcare and all the daily expenses.

          The ugly thing is that all the nations already know this, and only a few "act" accordingly.
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        Mar 16 2013: ok..i agree to your point here...
        n yes....most nations dont work accordingly...
        thanx Robert..

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