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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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WHAT? Stage 2 of this debate, do it!
HOW? Connecting, cooperating, organizing information, sharing our skills, giving ideas, encouraging, writing or blogging, creating a web page, reaching out to our own communities.
WHERE? New TED debate, Creativity in Action
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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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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 25 2011: This is to Amira....... Hey,

    I know that if creativity is to grow and combined with all of the many social problems that are barriers in many countries, it will take more people like you to make it happen. You can start a spark and lead by example. And as you do, other people will join in and help. With enough creative people thinking together, creatively and in sync with each other, I would think that it can be done. We must show somehow, that creativity can solve problems. And through education, gather those ideas and figure out a way to implement them in a fair and balanced way. The economic conditions are just one of those barriers, and probably the biggest.
    I haven't been up on the news lately, but a while ago I read of the project called the Millennium Dam, that was to be built for giving more power, Hydro-electric, that would give more economic relief to all that live on and around the Nile. Is that still happening? And what stage is it in?
    Just remember that Creativity, combats many different obstacles, with Creativity.
    • Oct 25 2011: Hey Dan, thanks for the input. I hope I can keep my own inner spark going in the face of daily stress, disappointment and simple day to day routines. Hope we can all stay in touch and send some energy to each other in more conversations such as this.
      As for the Dam, it is not in Egypt, its in Ethopia and the project has been causing a lot of debate as how it will negatievly effect other nations in the Nile basin.

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