Kira Keown

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Are Today's Youth Less Creative & Imaginative?

It sounds like the complaint of a jaded adult: Kids these days are narrow-minded and just not as creative as they used to be.<p>But researchers say they …

How Schools Are Killing Creativity

I speak about education from an unflattering point of view -- maybe because it is destroying our fascinating, curious minds.<p>I don't claim to be an expert in education. I am still a student and I speak for myself. I believe that students should have a voice in the education system today, because …

19 Ideas to Promote More Creativity in Your Classroom

<i>Between the pressure of keeping up with the school curriculum, meeting with parents and running daily classes, it can be hard to make time for</i> …

The Creative Classroom: Why America Depends on Schools That Think Differently

Education reform is one of the most troubled areas of U.S. domestic policy. As politicians on both sides debate the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind, they should keep in mind that some of the most vexing problems they struggle to solve are caused by the very strategies for reform they are …

How schools kill creativity: Forget standardized tests, here’s how we really engage our kids

Test makers rake in bucks, students and teachers chafe under the strain. Here’s a better way forward for everyone<p>I’ve now worked in education for more than forty years as a teacher, researcher, trainer, examiner, and adviser. I’ve worked with all sorts of people, institutions, and systems in …

How America's Education Model Kills Creativity and Entrepreneurship

The current model of education in the United States is stifling the creative soul of our children. While this is troubling for a variety of reasons, it also has significant economic consequences for the future of our country. America has long been unique because of its remarkable ingenuity, …

Education

What creativity really is - and why schools need it

Although educators claim to value creativity, they don’t always prioritize it.<p>Teachers often have biases against creative students, fearing that …