Schools kill creativity

July 24, 2015, 2:32 am

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The debate "Schools kill creativity" was started by spellbeechamp on July 24, 2015, 2:32 am. 73 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 79 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

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Schools are meant to increase creativity nt to kill it...bt Still I sorry to believe it happens...School limits students creativity in some areas...Whr student cnt get proper scope...& whr they are discouraged to do So....bt d matter of fact z tht whose falut is it????

1 year, 11 months ago

Although I wouldn't say schools necessarily "kill" creativity, I would agree that they limit students. Students often discover their dreams through the education system. But they are not personalized enough(in most places) to encourage students to follow these dreams. We all learn the same subjects. We all have the same goal: to graduate. In that way, schools under the college level try to prepare us to reach our full potential for going into the real world. College is where it becomes a little more personalized, but still a student is pretty severely limited in what they can study, getting the same education as twenty thousand other students. Creativity isn't killed in school, just limited and reformed.

3 years, 9 months ago

if anything, schools promote creativity in their many hours of educational activities. for example, schools hold many projects that envolve free-thinking for all.

3 years, 10 months ago

Yes, in our education system we are judged on the basis of marks and not skills but that does not necessarily mean that school kills creativity. School is not only about some particular teachers giving lectures and notes or particular topics. If you are creative, school does give you chance to show that. You will always find some teachers willing to help you or if not that, a friend of similiar interest or atleast analogous to yours. You can always brush up your skills. Also school helps you in the development of your character. You simply don't blame it for killing creativity in students. And almost every successful man is so, because of education. School provides you Education. Although our education system needs a few corrections, you cannot deny that you are/were a part of it and it has contributed a lot to your life.

3 years, 10 months ago

Schools are not adaptable although every child have different qualities and potential our schools are trying to dress up everyone in same dress. different patient need different treatment similarly every child deserve different treatment.

Albert Einstein believed that school n college are not made to learn facts n other information. if one need to learn and gather facts. one can simply do it at their homes.One needs college n school to gain ability to think.for information one don't, need schools. Most of our school are no help in developing this ability.

Our schools are more focussed about completing syllabus. Extra curriculum and skill development are not their major focus.
Moreover in school one is so burdened with assignment and files that one don't get time to spend time on their hobbies and interest.
Our education system is very rigid and is not adabtable.

In our education system we are judged on basis of our mark not skills.Even if skills are considered in some schools your performance is majorly dependent on your curriculum. So school has created demotivating environment for creative masses trapped in schools.

So yes school is killing creativity.

3 years, 10 months ago

If anything wouldn't school help enhance it? Friends. The people that are bonded together by school create these crazy trends and fashions. Without school, most of those things wouldn't have even come to mind. Creativity is only abolished if you allow it to be. If you truly think about it, the environment you are surrounded by, could highlight those creativity traits everyone possess.

3 years, 10 months ago

I didn't choose agree or disagree because I am tied right here I believe that school can only kill creativity if you allow it too at school you have peers who are following all of these different trends and teachers telling you how to think but you do not have to let those things make you.

3 years, 10 months ago

That is the topic that is being debated and I have already explained why I disagree with this opinion. Do you have an argument or evidence to support your claim?

If school was designed to kill creativity, we would see less creativity in the world. No one would develop new ideas or technologies, no new art or music would be being created, and no new books would be written by people who had gone through the education system. This is not what we see at all. We have more people sharing their art than ever before in history, using the Internet to distribute their art world wide. This should demonstrate that, while school may not foster art, it does not necessarily kill creativity either.

3 years, 10 months ago

The whole system is designed to kill creativity and replace that with random information that we are made to believe is what we need to live a good life.

3 years, 10 months ago

I think it depends on the school. I had some teachers who were passionate about their subjects, and it made those classes fun. They made math, physics and English come alive and made their students want to learn more. These teachers encouraged creativity through class projects to write stories or make golf ball launching devices. These teachers nurture creativity.

3 years, 10 months ago
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