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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
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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: I know, I took liberties and provided ideas from the thread that could well be synthesized. No time, too many irons in the fire. 1. Approach education from the child's perspective, what they would find engaging. 2. Make the developing the child's curiosity a major aim in education. 3. Lead kids to an awareness that they have a mind and that it can feed itself.
    • Oct 12 2011: Thanks for the points. I agree. If you haven't already, you might enjoy reading "Freedom to Learn" by Carl Rogers. He is my heroe))
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      Oct 12 2011: Yes, I agree and would like to spread Raghava KK' s very similar idea that he elaborates in his talk "Shake up your story" although I partially also agree with the idea that "schools kill creativity"

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