The only classes that ever allowed for any creativity were art and music (and sometimes woodshop). As school budgets get strained these are the classes that get cut, de-emphasized. Its a sad state of affairs. So much time spent teaching history classes and English grammar. The historical events are mostly forgotten and if you can speak properly, then you can write with proper grammar. You don't need to know what a past participle or conjunction junction are if you know how to speak properly.
School, by nature, is not a creative environment. What gets you marks is your information. You could be ridiculously creative, but without the backbone of excellent, factual information, chances are you won't get an A. Therefore, the system rewards good information seekers and punishes creative outside-the-box students.
As my Physics 11 teacher once said, "They make clay pots downstairs."
Leta take something simple for instance. Creating video games. How much less creative can you get than that? Not only are you making a story in a video game, you are telling that story. Heck, you are making the player tell the story they are listening to for you! You are creating people, places, worlds, years of made up yet logical history. You are drawing these out, planning them, creating something new...
... And yet, when a school student attempts to do just this, they get punished by the education system. They get punished by their parents. Thus, they are discouraging the creation of such game!
By limiting what a student can do to show they are learning, you are not letting them be creative and learn at all. Our children become mindless drones, doing only as they are told to do, unable to think for themselves.
I say this from experience, having nearly failed my HSC because I was pre-occupied with games, and creating things for them.
Modern Education has issues such as here in my town two 5 YEAR OLDS were playinn War somthing like that and GOT SUSPENDED FOR 5 Days now that kid is like "im just having fun at rescess" or how i rember when i was 6/7 i was in Art i painted a feild with a SUN just a plane simple sun and got yelled at because we dont see the sun in our sight and i said i can see it out the window and got sent to the office Thats creativtey killer right there
Schools are usually ran with an iron first in a system that punishes mistakes and glorifies perfection. They breed students to past test rather than teaching them how to critically think on the subject and form a new, innovative idea from it. Instead of allowing our students to become innovative thinkers, our school system mercilessly sucks creativity from them.
In my whole life, I have never been asked by my school to be creative. I've never been told to write a story purely from my imagination or to draw a picture of what I'm thinking. When I was in 6th grade, my classmates and I didn't know what to do when we got to school and our only directions were to free write. We had been always told exactly our prompt and the number of words our essays had to have. Now I'm in 8th grade and our presentations are 20% based on creativity. Most of us only manage to get an B+. It's gotten to a point where when schools ask us to be creative, we are still asking for directions.
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In my opinion，school really does somethings which kills our creativity.Although we do learn the knowledge by textbook,we can't feel or touch it by ourselves,the really terrible thing is that we just follow our teachers idea,there is little space for us to think by ourselves.For example,now I'm going to writting my papers...OMG!
My 5 year old is an artist, she loves to color, draw, paint, mold clay, bead, etc.. When she came home with her plain white homework folder with her name written with a black sharpie on the top I suggested we decorated it with stickers and insert pictures she liked. We spent an hour making it sparkle and to her liking. When we finished she became very worried and cried insisting we needed to remove everything because she would get in trouble when she turned it in. I thought this was ridiculous and reassured her she would be punished or in trouble at school and I would write a note to the teacher telling her it was my idea and I'd like to know if we did anything wrong. The next day my daughter was depressed after school and slept most the afternoon. She said that the teacher wrote me a note that I did not recieve and the folder was stripped of personalization and the inserts were bent and crinkled at the bottom of back pack. Immediately I had the urge to want to remove my daughter from the school and give the teacher and principal a piece of my mind. Today I'm awaiting the next instance of discouragement and will act on that situation should it occur.
Even though schools think that adding subjects like art and music allows for creativity, I believe that's false. Creativity needs a free environment that ,unfortunately, isn't at school. School often times doesn't allow for free-thinking even though they try with things like "creative writing" .At my school they tell us to write about "realistic events" during creative writing which , in my belief suppresses anything out of the ordinary and thus stops the imagination from doing what its meant to do.
I just believe the school system does not accommodate for every single type of individual...Which is understandable since its only one system . Just my opinion :|
Even though public school curriculums are strictly structured, the knowledge children obtain from the holing builds a platform for new innovative thinking. One example of creativity not being killed is that most high school grads that go onto college are dissed into many different majors. If public schools killed creativity and made us all think the same, we would all take the same major.
People destroy their own creativity. The high school I go to is a science and technology school and yet we have three art murals and tons of music and art classes that anyone can take. If a person isn't a naturally creative person, then they just won't be throughout life.
Don't blame the school. This is the technology age so the schools are just preparing you for reality. But school isn't trying to take away your creative spirit. I'm a senior and I haven't taken art since freshman year yet I still love to draw and I still use my brain.
While being in school we tend to know certain things which we didnt knew before. These things are called basics. After learning these basics we tend to use our imagination to create wonders. The modern marvels are products of these basics collaborated with our creativity . So schools rather than killing our creativity provides us a platform where we can nurture ourselves to be more creative and imaginative.
The education system does not kill our creativity but instead in my opinion it improves the quality of our thinking. It structures out thinking and gives us the freedom to formulate our own opinions.It helps us alter our thinking and express our thoughts and emotions in a healthy way. It helps us dream wonder and imagine.
I don't think this opinion that school kill creativity. Because school provide us(students) new information and knowledge that we don't know previously, after students understand this, they create new things based on the old more easily. For example, if you learn literature, you take chance to write poem or fiction. If not, because young people don't go to school, he or she has difficult to know literature. Not only this case, but also in many field, students take chance to improve their creativity in school.
Im an art teacher, I work alongside another art teacher who also teaches mathematics. You would think that a subject like maths would discourage creativity, but what has opened my eyes is when this art teacher teaches maths he had the students create graphs on the floor using masking tape and allows them to go outside and give them the freedom to learn where they are not strapped to their desks and with this their marks reflect. I believe that it is not the school, or the subjects that kill creativity, but the teachers and the way the teachers are educated to teach.
We all need to understand and develop new ways to educate the next generation which is innovative and exciting in order to nurture the creativity, not repress it.
While you may (correctly) argue that school is not necessarily a place which inspires or develops creativity. It definitely does not kill it. I don't find school creatively stimulating, however I don't allow it to stifle my creative side. I merely pursue it outside of school (for me its photography). It is an uncreative person who allows school to "kill" their creativity.
In any event I personally think that school actually gives us the tools which helps drive our creative side. For example teaching a painter different ways of using the brush and achieving what they want. Or teaching a composer various instruments so that he is in a better place to compose from. Or equipping a person who enjoys poetry with a fine vocabulary, so that they may pursue their creative side of writing more effectively.
When whinge about school killing their creativity it makes me sick, as it clearly shows a lack of imagination and is really just an excuse for their laziness. Please get off your arse and make an effort to pursue your creative side rather than finding excuses.
In my high school we have an IB program which amerces people in a different way of learning and thinking about problems. There are also many courses such as economics and Theory of Knowledge which question the ways which any given student looks at a situation and makes them have their own creative interpretation. I think that with all the elective courses you can take, students have a great opportunity to express creativity at school.
Children are still learning to express there feelings in some kind of art, wheter it is with music or with drawing. But how about reading and writing. All kinds of thing where children or people can express there feelings. And it defenitly doesn't KILL creativity. Bit of a strong expression
Think about science, English, reading, and electives. School does not kill creativity, it brings more. Makes you thinking know things that u didn't before. Those things help you when you get older. The creativity from school will help u and i had to write some more stuff to make this get submited so there.