Barriers to creativity in the classroom
I have to say I am spending a lot of time exploring these discussions, and falling further behind… but the information and the resources are sensational.
- Do you agree with Robinson that schools stifle creativity?
- As you viewed the video, what grabbed your attention about Robinson’s assertions regarding education systems and creativity?
- if you are not prepared to be wrong you will never come up with anything original
- educating people out of their creative capacity
- we are educated out of creativity
- hierarchy of subjects across the globe, and within the arts maths -> arts visual arts -> performing arts
- so agree…. chose year 12 subjects based on what I was told I should have… sciences, should have chosen the arts
- structure of education is shifting
- creativity: original ideas which have value
- different ways to be able to think… kinaesthetic etc
- we have to rethink education
- Do you agree with Robinson that creativity is as important as literacy and should be treated as such by school systems?
- we need to educate their whole being!!
Barriers to creativity
This simple video infographic details the results of a global survey of educators and parents around the globe as to what is stopping students from becoming more creative thinking. It is interesting to see both the similarities in some countries and the differences…
- In all of the countries surveyed, respondents identified a lack of resources and educator restriction from straying outside the curriculum as among the top three barriers to education. (barrier)
In all of the countries surveyed, respondents stated that providing tools and training to educators to enable creativity as among the top three most important steps to promote and foster creativity in education. (solution)The study Barriers to Creativity in Education: Educators and Parents Grade the System suggests that providing tools and training to educators is key to transforming education systems so that they promote, rather than discourage, creativity. As a professional development leader, you help to provide tools and training to the educators within your schools and campuses.
Yes, but only because I teach in the creative/visual arts and design technology, which fosters the use of the design process and creative approaches, encouraging students to develop more than one idea…and think about why they choose the idea they do, and how they can make it work.In my classes as above… but getting core teachers to think outside the box is difficult, as they have curriculum they have to cover in order to report on learning standards… hmmmmTime, focus on results rather than the process to get there, focus of the school… not looking at curriculum restructure as much as they should.
- Do you feel empowered as an education trainer to foster creativity in your work and within your school or university?
We need to encourage creative thinking in our teachers, and provide them with the strategies to embed this into their teaching… to encourage students to develop more creative approaches.
- What was your biggest takeaway from this week’s Creativity in Education section of the course?
In Australia one of the main issues was lack of resources. By encouraging other teachers to explore the tools available in the Adobe Education Exchange which has some excellent resources for the development of fostering creativity in your classroom.There are some excellent tools on Creativity in the classroom… how to here at the Adobe Education Exchange:
- How can you apply what you learned about barriers to creativity in education to the work you do to train educators?
Explore Creativity in Today’s Classroom: Learn why creativity is important in today’s classroom, assess your creativity readiness, and grow your creativity level.
- Assessing Creativity in Today’s Classroom: Explore how educational leaders assess creativity, define your creativity standards, and create an interactive assessment tool.
- Designing Creativity in the Primary Grades, the Middle Grades and the Upper Grades: Infuse your lesson designs with strategies to foster student creativity and achievement.
- Implementing Creativity in the Classroom: Overcome the challenges of facilitating creativity in your instructional activities and invigorate your students’ project-based work.
- Managing the Creative Classroom: Create a classroom culture where creativity can flourish in a safe, respectful, and collaborative environment.