my experience education has had on creativity

Topics: Primary education, Primary school, School Pages: 3 (896 words) Published: March 25, 2014


My experience of the impact education had on creativity.

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things.” Is a quote that Steve Jobs had which got me to think about how I really do feel about creativity in relation to education? I wish I could say that education helped to stimulate my creativity but it has not infused it I feel in anyway. (BookRags Media Network 2001).

When I first approached this question in class I felt there were two arguments to this statement I felt you could agree nor disagree until I thought about it further in my own time. I watched the video “Ken Robinson says school kills creativity” in class that day. It sparked thoughts in me that yes my secondary school years did have an impact on killing my creativity and I feel there is far too much structure involved in those few years. Yes structure is good to have to give stability in your life, but I feel there was no class I could be creative in and put my own stamp on my work you were told what to do and when to do it. Rarely is a student in secondary school given the opportunity in curricular subjects able to put their own spice on their piece. I feel the education layout is very wrong in Ireland as it doesn’t let people express themselves in their work but to reutersgate back all the essays and formulas they have learnt off for pacific subjects in one final exam. (TEDtalksDirector2007).

The reason I felt you could agree that it helps towards your creativity is that in primary school you did a lot of group activities as teachers tried to incorporate creative exercises into school work like brainstorming where you as a group had to think of things together stimulating your thoughts and ideas. Also had...
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