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Creativity: The Essential Part of Education

Updated: Apr 3, 2019


“The Principal goal of education is to create individual who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generation have done”

Creativity is doing something different. Our school systems need to need change according to the pace of the world. Franklin D. Roosevelt once said,

“We cannot build the future for our youth—but we can build our youth for the future.”

It is our duty to do whatever we can to help our students connect learning with real life and to provide them with the necessary skills to prepare them for success. In past decade, the concept of education was to master the “Three Rs” .But In the modern “flat world,” the “Three Rs” changed in to “Four Cs”. Today’s students want to compete in this global society; however, they must also be proficient communicators, creators, critical thinkers, and collaborators (the “Four Cs”).

Our education system must simultaneously prepare the citizens of tomorrow while equipping our students with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in a rapidly changing economy and society. The students should be encouraged to challenge themselves at new levels and in new experiences, as well as to prepare themselves for future choices in their lives and in their communities.

Schools and educators should accept the new trends in education, such as:

  1. Creativity

  2. Character Education

  3. Critical Thinking

  4. Collaborative learning

  5. Constructivism

  6. Differentiated learning

  7. Digital education

  8. Inquiry based learning

The Role of Creativity in Education

An effective education system which is connecting arts and CCA helps students to see what they look at, hear what they listen to, and feel what they touch.

The right mix of creativity along with curriculum helps students to be innovative and also encourages them to learn new things. Every child is born with artistic sensibilities. A student who grows up with an artistic sensibility sees at the world from different perspective. This sensitivity actually moulds his behavior, his interpersonal communication, and his actions. Artistic sensibilities are to be nourished and encouraged at home, at school and ultimately, the society has to do. Students need to be thinkers, be problem-solvers, demonstrate creativity, and work as a member of a team.

Creativity will help the students to

  • Learn the facts easily

  • Memories the concepts

  • Connecting the ideas with learning concepts

  • Become problem solver

  • Emotional stability

  • Increase thinking stability

  • Reduce stress

  • Better communication etc…..

Creativity is a valuable skill. When we encourage creativity in our students, we’re preparing them to find solutions in their life. So educators actively plan for students and help them to improve their creative skill. Teachers and school leaders continue to see the development of creativity as an essential part of their job. There are many highly creative teachers in our schools and many schools where creative approaches to teaching and learning are encouraged. In short, creativity plays a vital role in 21st century education. Teachers and schools have to create an environment where creativity is generated. Teachers have to use of 21st century skills in imparting education in visual and performing arts and make classes more lively and dynamic.

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