Killings of creativity
The most important task of the family, society, is to ensure that the genius and creativity of every infant, child, remains as long as possible. There must be schools where creativity is considered to be of primary value. Fortunately, this quality is increasingly appreciated globally. This was also highlighted in 2015 by theWorld Economic Forum as A TOP10 skill that every person in every professional field needs. Children for problems, challenges always use unique solutions, don't think within the box, aren't limited indecisions. With each year a child spends at a school where it is desirable to be serious and peaceful, where there are mostly the right answers, where are used only one hemisphere for analyzing, the child loses his natural creativity, his ability to be unique, and to devise creative solutions to all the problems he faces. In order to maintain creativity, it is necessary to create schools where each child has an individual training plan, exiting his or her interests, his motivation, his or her chosen path. Training, self-awareness and knowledge of the world must also be developed around this motivation. The young man will not have to be pushed and motivated, he will choose to be active, responsible, directing his own learning. The solution to preserving creativity could also be through home or distance learning.
This video shows an experiment that happens when we believe we're in a box. After a little time, we already accept this as the norm and believe that it is no longer possible.
In New Zealand, a unique test took place over a long time, involving 1600 children. 98% of children aged 3-5 showed a level of genius in creative thinking. When testing the same children at the age of 8 – 32%. When tested at the age of 13, only 10% is no longer available. Testing 2,000 adults, only 2% of them didn't automatically use yesterday's approach to today's problems, thought outside the box. Clearly, something in this system is fundamentally wrong when someone's creative potential falls so dramatically while he goes through the entire educational process.
Another action that cuts creativity is competition, comparison. When we come to school we are put on a runway where we have to compete with others for the title to be better, to be better class, to be a better school, etc. It makes us turn away from our path, where we don't have competitors, it's our unique path and mission that we've chosen in this life. Competition - at what point did this become the new paradigm that began to drive the world? I doubt him. The new paradigm is collaboration.
When designing a new school design, you need to think very much about applying both hemispheres of the brain and creating a network between them. Here, as a panacea, it has an arts education. Music, art, theater and dance must become the basis for the new approach. We need to learn the languages of different arts so that creativity remains. There are a great deal of research in the world that, through arts (especially music) activities, results are improving, including in school “core” subjects - in math and language, children are becoming more creative, there is better cooperation with teachers and classmates, children are becoming more confident about themselves, they have forecasting and forecasting capabilities. I could talk about this more and more, but I would write it in a different story.
An education that does not support creativity kills it. Luckily, it's not permanently. We can become creative again, only that will require a lot more effort, as in childhood. As adults, we already have a much harder time exiting our comfort zone, where everything is clear and we are in illusory safety. To be open, to look at the world with your eyes, as if you were seeing everything first, not to judge, not to give everything signs of your logical mind.
In addition to the development of our creativity, we need to create schools/ learning experiences where creativity is developed, creation is becoming a key asset. Then we will be able to leave this squirrel wheel, where the killing of creativity has already become the norm and, in one generation, the world and society will have changed, we will have gone back to our own path, which brings each of us back to ourselves. “Know yourself,” Sokrat said over 2400 years back.
Let us succeed in maintaining/ developing creativity! Let us be inline with ourselves and our own way!