Is Creativity Being Stifled In Schools?
School can be very rigid at times and all students must adhere to these ‘strict’ rules which have been put in place. There are rules for fidgeting and not sitting still. But what if that student is interested in dance and can’t sit still for long periods of time? If the teacher calls out this student, then it may kill the passion the student has for dance.
There are many arguments that exams are just a memory test. I do agree with this to some extent because every student is looking at past papers and remembering techniques to prepare them for the upcoming exam. This is another structure which students must fit in with in order to be successful in education. This is not a true reflection of the real world where you have to go through experiences to shape yourself as a human being and to find your passion.
Creativity is all about imagination and schools do not open your eyes to the real world so I do feel like there could be more done from schools themselves to help prepare students for the real world. Lessons should be tweaked so that students can apply what teachers have taught them when they leave education. This is because the majority of students agree to not using what they were taught in school beyond the classroom.