- Jimmy ha
- Houston, TX
- United States
A needed change in our current education system, Project Initiative.
There are many questions regarding the state of the job market in the future. Recent studies all point towards a world that not only requires creative and diverse way of thinking; it craves it. The downside to this seemingly progressive movement is that our schools have not prepared the future generation for such a world. Our current educational system is so focused on the “right answer” and the “right way,” that it tends to forget that there are multiple ways to come to the same conclusion. This way of thinking is then passed down to the youths of this nation, stripping them of the ability to think outside the box. This essentially is creating zombies who are thought to think in unison. To make matters worse, our understanding of creative and diverse thinking is highly skewed.
What I propose is a simple summer program training students in the act of divergent thinking while applying real world applications. The curriculum is based on simulations like the candle test in Dan Pink's speech and timed warm-ups in Ken Robinson's speech. What I was hoping was that I could get more ideas on how to train students in divergent thinking. The curriculum is nowhere close to done and a trial will be set this summer, I appreciate all help! Thank you :D