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Karina Eisner

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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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This debate is closed, now what?

….......................................YOU ARE INVITED......................................

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.
WHERE? New TED debate, here, Creativity in Action
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 23 2011: CREATIVITY is rested with every one.In the field of education, the impact of creativity is in 2 field. One is in school educational system and another is with the higher studies. Considering the 1st one, in school every parent thinks of only marks, their child passing in the examination. So this had an impact in child's mind and without knowing the concept (concept could be learned only with the help of creativity) they are just reading and vomiting those stuff in the examination. This affects in the later stages as in the college. In the stream of engineering the creativity is everything. Finally the conclusion is- " Children have creative thinking.But, chance is not given for them. Parents are fearing about the situation of their child living in this competitive world. This affected the CREATIVITY and so the educational system changed as what parents need and no as per the need of future society "

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