Creativity In Creativity

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Something vital to human interaction and learning is the amount of creativity within the students and how creativity is encouraged. When children (K-12 and secondary schooling included) are enrolled in school the creativity ‘allowed’ or available is restricted. In an article written by a London Business School, it had stated, taken from research from Professor George Land that: “a group of three-to-five year olds were tested for divergent thinking (a prerequisite to creativity), about 98 per cent were rated as ‘genius in creativity’. The same children were tested again five years later and – alarmingly – the creativity geniuses had fallen to 32 per cent of the sample” (Markides n.p.). This study shows that creativity is killed at an early age…show more content…
Just as students are encouraged to be creative and curious by their parents, the faculty at public and private schools alike shut down the idea of creativity. In an essay written by Emily Morrison, she explains: “standardized test takers are also extremely limited in their options of when they take the exam and testing a student during this small window of time does not account for noncognitive factors” ( Morrison 9). This example of a worldwide school testing concept fails to understand the different minds of the array of different students throughout the world. Not all students think nor answer the same as the answers provided or even the same as the other students, other classmates, in the room. Standardized testing is one form of how over the course of schooling, and later testing, results in leaving students unable to fully explain themselves with an answer on a question and also limiting the scholars to what other minds, unlike their own, have already thought and considered ‘correct’. The different teaching styles and testing formats often lead to students missing questions--or worse failing a class--because of the restricted and disapproved forms of learning and the use of creativity in and out of the…show more content…
When taking notes or being taught a lesson, students feel uncomfortable asking the why and how questions needed for him/her to fully understand. In a statistical essay about teachers’ points of view about the decline of creativity it states: “Over half (57.2%) said that during their teaching career, chances for children to be creative at school had declined, and only one in twenty (5.6%) believed that the national curriculum encouraged children’s creative skills and talents” (Education Journal 1). This statement and statistics provided allow teachers to explain that they can see the decline in their students as the schooling continues. The numbers administered to support the decline of student creativity and also a number of people, based on percentages, do not see this decline as relevant. Not only that a Campaign for Creativity was also founded to protect the creative subjects and ideas involved with students enrolled in school. This Campaign was created to shed light on the devastation of killing creativity among the school-enrolled

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