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The Parable of the Red Flower With Green Stem

<b>The Parable of the Red Flower with Green Stem</b><p>Once upon a time there was a little boy who studied at a big school.<p>One morning the teacher said “Today …

Teaching

How Schools Can Stop Killing Creativity

At Douglas Park Elementary School in Regina, Saskatchewan, twelve-year-old Chloe wanted to learn about her ancestors.<p>She went online to find a …

New Study Finds Student Creativity is at Risk at School

A recent study found that there is a gap between student creative expression at home and at school. Find out which types of students experience this …

Creativity

School may kill creativity, but education doesn’t

When we think of fresh, new startups that are disrupting traditional industries, we often hear common adjectives thrown in front of them like …

Creativity

Do Schools Kill Creativity – A Response to Ken Robinson

By BRENT SILBY<p>Robinson argues that schools are primarily concerned with conformity and that this has a negative impact on creativity. He suggests …

Is school 'killing' your child's creativity? And does this matter?

Rote learning, controlling teachers and a "fixation" on standardised tests are crushing children's creativity, according to a school principal who is …

Education

Can Creativity Be Taught?

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How To Train Your Brain to Push Past Perfectionism

Perfectionism isn’t hard-wired, it’s learned. Which means we can unlearn it too, with these methods.<p>The fear of failure greatly impedes performance. That’s why most successful people are less likely to be perfectionists. After all, think about all of the quick, important decisions high-level people …

Procrastination

Why pushing creativity out of classrooms will stop children succeeding in the 21st century

Politicians and industry use buzzwords such as ‘creativity’, ‘collaboration’ and ‘imagination’. So why are we taking all the fun out of learning?<p>In an inner-city classroom on an ordinary day, something extraordinary is happening.<p>Ashley, a boy on the autism spectrum who has behavioural challenges, …

Creativity