The Instigator
shelly_rothermel
Con (against)
Losing
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The Contender
silvermist1998
Pro (for)
Winning
19 Points

School kills creativity

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silvermist1998
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/16/2013 Category: Education
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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shelly_rothermel

Con

Students think that once they come to school that all their creative juices have to stop working, but that doe not need to be the case. They can express the creativity in different ways, such as a creative writing class or a group project where everyone in the group can put their own spin on the topic. There are also other outlets to express creativity, the person just needs to find a way to let their creative juices flowing. If you enjoy playing instruments then join band, and if you enjoy singing then join chorus. You do not need to put your creativity on hold just because you are in school for a couple of hours during the day.
silvermist1998

Pro

It does kill creativity because teachers have a specific way of doing the assignments that they assign, so you are not allowed to show your creative side. I have a personal experience where I was denied the right to express my creative side while in one of my classes, because my teacher had a vision for what they wanted. School should be a place where we continue to show creativity in our own unique way.
Debate Round No. 1
shelly_rothermel

Con

The kids in the classes can make suggestions on the assignments that can make them better. Teachers do not expect you to just be like everyone else and they want you to show your creativity, but they also want you to do the work that they assign. A student cannot just assume that once they enter the building at the start of the school day that they have to have their non-creative mindset put into place.
silvermist1998

Pro

That may be true for some teachers, but not all teachers are as lenient when it comes to creativity. Teachers may let the students make suggestion but that does not mean that they will use them during the assignment. All teachers want is the work done on time and done correctly and they do not want their students goofing around when they should be hard at work.
Debate Round No. 2
shelly_rothermel

Con

Teachers are not going to assume that their students just give up their creative side just to complete assignments. People are supposed to have creative juices flowing all the time, but students in school need to know the fine line of be creative and productive and just plain creative. You cannot just assume a teacher is going to let you slack off on your work because you are afraid your creativity is having to go away for a little bit, teachers just want you to succeed in life.
silvermist1998

Pro

Yes that might be true that teachers want you to succeed but they do not want you to do it in a creative way, because they do not want your creativity getting in the way of you succeeding. School work is not about all the glitz and the glam, it is about the dedication you put into to make sure that it is the way the teacher wants it. So yes school does kill your creativity when it comes to you needing to succeed with your school work.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Sandy8 3 years ago
Sandy8
School only kills creativity if the student lets it. If students view school as a boring place where they are forced to work then they will feel that their creativity is restricted. On the oher hand, if the student views school as a place where they can explore different aspects of the world and expand their learning, then their creativity will spark and give them new ideas to contribute to society.
For example, if a student in science class finds a sudden interest in the causes of global warming, they might come up with solutions and ideas. This sparks creativity. But if the student shows no interest and no care for what they learn and just see it as being forced to work, then their negative attitude is what is causing them to feel that their creativity is limited when it really isn't.
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Reasons for voting decision: Counter VB by TheGamer1998. (Personal opinions should not affect the outcome of a debate.)
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Reasons for voting decision: In round one, the contender, shelly needs more detail before saying that he knows that assignments will cause killing creativity. Think about art or math. Your teacher could tell you to do art or math this kind of way, however, you can express yourself by learning a new method of a math equation, a new art style, a creative writing assignment. Think about reading a book, this gives you many ideas, this is why I think that Pro should win.
Vote Placed by TheGamer1998 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I hate school and I am slowly losing a creative mind by going to school
Vote Placed by Cowboy0108 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Personal experience was the source for pro that I am referencing with my vote. Con repeated the same meaningless argument multiple times. Con's argument was completely ineffective. Pro changed the argument up some to appeal to many different aspects of my opinion on the topic.