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What creativity really is - and why schools need it

What creativity really is – and why schools need it

Imagine how difficult it is to inspire creativity in the workplace when young people have had it taught out of them. Enjoy this DailyFind, love from CW!

Although educators claim to value creativity, they don’t always prioritize it. Teachers often have biases against creative students, fearing that creativity in the classroom will be disruptive. They devalue creative personality attributes such as risk taking, impulsivity and independence. They inhibit creativity by focusing on the reproduction of knowledge and obedience in class. Why the disconnect between educators’ official stance toward creativity, and what actually happens in school? How can teachers nurture creativity in the classroom in an era of rapid technological change, when human innovation is needed more than ever and children are more distracted and […]

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