Is Education Killing Creativity?

Arinya Talerngsri, Chief Capability Officer and Managing Director at SEAC-Southeast Asia's Lifelong Learning Center, writes how when we go against what we are meant to be or do, we become someone we aren't pleased with.

Her statement aligns with Gillian Lynne's story who grew up to be one of the world's most successful choreographers. Lynne's school had portrayed her negatively, assumed she had a behavioural problem or a cognitive impairment because she just wants to dance.

Talerngsri expresses how being conditioned to reject society's notion of "wrong" ideas can stifle creative ability. She also argues that "fostering creativity in students is vital because they will be entering an increasingly uncertain and complex world."

Talerngsri believes that educators must find the right balance between completing projects and the essence of artistry. Read the Entire Article


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