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What place does creativity have in education?

Almost every education related TED video available states or implies that creative thinking is at the center of the learning process and at the root of every breakthrough.
What place do we give creative thinking, free exploration, uncharted discovery in our current educational models?
Are the prevalent public education systems becoming a means to program the masses rather than a way to facilitate discovery, growth and self realization? Are students truly turned into useful citizens, or rather adults trained to respond to induced stimulus in predetermined ways, much like rats in the lab?
Are we afraid of where original thinking can bring us? Are we afraid of change? Are we afraid of losing control? How far are we ready to go to keep it? And do we really think creativity can be killed?

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WHAT? Stage 2 of this debate, join us!
HOW? Connecting, cooperating, organizing information, sharing our skills,
giving ideas, encouraging, blogging, creating a web page, reaching
out to our own communities.
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WHEN? Now.

We can overcome geographical, language, age and political barriers. We can make a difference. Let's take the next step. Are you in?

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  • Oct 9 2011: Creativity has many a place in education, and in itself, is everything educational.
    Animals are creative everyday and continue to be in finding many ways to obtain food. I don't believe that this is without learning either.

    Place a man in a Kayak out in the middle of the ocean with a lap top... The man is food for the sharks! I believe that if either the man or the shark use their creative instincts..... One of them surely will outlive the other.... Or maybe even live in a peaceful harmony.....
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      Oct 9 2011: Oh boy, I disagree.
      Let's think outside the box, please.

      Let's just go to one of your sentences:
      "Place a man in a Kayak out in the middle of the ocean with a lap top... The man is food for the sharks!"
      Not really, it depends... what brand is the laptop?
      :-D (my humble homage to Steve Jobs, whose Mac can do anything in the world! And yes, in contrast with any other book out there, the Mac will outlive the shark!

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