In an effort to salvage quickly deteriorating levels of the indicated generation's "creativity quotient", it appears there are no other options except to create a class involving the topic in question, and if done incorrectly could be seen as binding a child to think a certain way, therefor stifling creativity with conformity and contradicting their exact intentions. A "creative thinking" class proposes opportunities to evade the forced career-centered classes thousands of children are funneled through annually, while offering an alternative take on the importance of arts, engineering, and individuality, but that's in the best case scenario. If applied to real schools, taught by real teachers, and taught to real students, a predetermined opinion and biased viewpoint will be placed upon the class, keeping the child from reaching their full creative potential in an environment created to promote just that.
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In a world of rapidly declining creativity, students need to be in classes that can expand the creative mind, but how can you teach such a concept of individuality to a group of children and young adults at one time. It would make more since to privately teach students, to make a one on one setting so the student isn't pressured to be like the other students, which is quite the opposite of the intended purpose. So while creativity is necessary to spark personal growth, it is unrealistic to teach it in a school setting.
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In the article from Newsweek.com by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, the conversation provoking idea of teaching a creativity class is posed to schools worldwide. The "most serious" decline in imagination shown in school children could result in drastic consequences if not quickly amended. The world relies on original ideas to fix the most troublesome issues that are "crying out for creative solutions." Schools are the place of learning for the world's children and would be the best setting to encourage and foster inventiveness. Originality can be taught to anyone if they are shown a different perspective or view on a matter. The future forerunners of the next generation need the "leadership competency" that comes with having ingenious theories if they want to make the future a better place.
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Creativity is needed in the modern world but creativity is not a topic that can be taught. Creativity is needed so original ideas are not repeated in society, and so that problems can be solved. Having a creativity class is not needed because it can take up time that could be used for other things like English, Math, etc. If the class fails than it wasted time that could have been used for other things such as the core subjects. Creativity should not be taught in schools because it takes time away from the core subjects, and creativity isn't something that can be taught.
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Creativity is the root of all new ideas. Without creativity the technology we rely on today would not be possible. Because creativity is so drasticlly important to make advances, why should it not be part of the curriculum used in public education. The decline in the youth's creativity is " most serious" and more problems every day are becoming prevalent that need a creative solution. If creativity gets taught to the younger generations the world could be full of people with CEO like qualities. Imagine the potential society would have if everyone had the ability to creatively solve issues. Issues like healthcare , war, poverty , world hunger, would all have a much better chance to be solved if the world was full of creative problem solvers. If the world could benefit so much by giving our youth the opportunity to be more creative , why would we not teach them?
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Helping young kids set their creativity free and letting it run wild is crucial because without creativity this world would be a bleak, sorrow place to live. Creativity is a concealed world of numerous opportunities, but it is not impossible to unlock. Without creativity, mankind would not have progressed at such a fast pace as it did. Without creativity, young kids would no longer be the princesses and superheroes they see themselves as, rather they would be small, trite robots that would only drone on about the bare topics school has spoon fed them. School can be the most freeing place in the universe if run right, but it can also be a prison who locks your imagination and creativity in a box until it suffocates and decays into a gloomy, black abyss of nothingness.
In a society where children are addicted to technology more than anything else, creativity being pushed upon students is a modern necessity. Although these ideas are are a need, there is no effective way to push creativity onto children involuntarily in schools. Nowadays, schools have enough trouble trying to afford the essential curriculum classes and engaging their students, making this creativity campaign pointless in present-day schools. Instead, creativity should not be taught directly in schools, but school systems could develop clubs for teaching these like-minded creativity desiring students. Here, they could learn new, original ideas, restoring the undisputed need for human ingenuity.
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"The Creativity Crisis," published in Newsweek.com, makes a valid point where creativity needs to be be taught in school instead of how students of this generation are being taught currently. Students who are in the grades kindergarten through senior year are being programmed to think a certain way and no other way. This generation is being shot out like factory items that are all identical. The public's "creativity quotient" is declining because children don't know how to think out of the box to solve certain situations. Take the issue of pollution for example. Pollution is a growing problem in our world created by inhabitants of it. The oceans are being covered with disgusting trash and so are the streets in many cities. No one can figure out a solution to end this and it is because no one can think out of the box. If children are taught creativity starting now, the future would be bright and issue in our society and economy would decrease tremendously.
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In an article titled "The Creativity Crisis" by authors Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman creativity is meantined, more so the, "most serious," decline among children in public schools. This is a disaster as many obsticles and positions call for a spark of creativity, yet what are we to do if we are not taught how to use this part of the brain in school. For example, if a little girl dreams of become president of the United States one day what will she do when she wins the election and is faced with tremendous complications ranging from potential wars with other counries to death threats in her own country. Creativity to find a solution for these hurdles is the only way for her to put these problems to rest, yet if she was never taught how to be creative in resolving her complications then she is domed.
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With creativity,"the No.1 leadership competency," in decline the school systems should implement some form of class to help foster children's creativity. This is because creativity is necessary to the evolution and survival of the human race. Take for example the cavemen who thought of the ingenious invention of the spear to hunt for food; without the creative spark, that is ingrained in all of humanity, they may have died from starvation. Creativity isn't just important for survival or advancement but also for expressing emotion through diverse forms or fine arts. If the school system doesn't help to reverse the decline in creativity then it is possible that the human race won't progress any further technologically or emotionally.
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Creativity is an unteachable trait that is either a characteristic one is born with, or acquires through friends and family in which they are often around that might influence personality traits. The so-called "crying out for creative solutions" is not going to be taught by any teacher. The best professor can only spark inspiration in the minds of young people, not implant an imagination into the technology based generation. It is going to take a lot more than "creativity" to solve huge world dilemmas. The highly valued characteristic that everyone wants to bear ,unfortunately to some people, comes naturally, not through schooling. If schools were to embed new "creativity classes" into a kid's schedule, who knows what the course might consist of or if it would actually ignite a flame in the young person's life.
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Creativity should be taught in schools because it is a trait that every individual should have though it is being stripped away by all the set laws and regulations on what the perfect look and how an independent person interacts is. Jobs around the nation cry out for "creative solutions" that the world will soon not have because the "marketplace of ideas" is ceased by schools starting at the age of five. Businesses look for originality and inventiveness for certain jobs and occupations
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School systems throughout the world should teach creativity so younger generations are provided with the "human ingenuity" needed in today's society. In today's world, many problems and dilemmas need creative solutions, and with synchronized teaching patterns, students are left no room to think individually and fix these problems. In able for kids to develop the lacking creativity necessary to solve current problems such as, global warming, schools need kids to be able to think for themselves, and elevate their brain alone.
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should we teach creativity?
Creativity is one of the most important character traits within a person, because it is an essential component for efficient problem solving and learning. Schools should teach a class to foster and inspire creativity into everyday activities. Some may say that there isn't a way to truly teach creativity and there would be no reason to attempt to create a creativity-learning environment. However, with the rates that creativity is dropping, school corporations should be obligated to find a way to put our creativity back on the rise.
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Creating a class to expand imagination thinking, while meeting the criteria and curriculum of a normal class, would force students to think outside of the box in a pressure atmosphere. Time and time again students are forced to feel pressure in which some will rise to the challenge and others fail from fear. Students who think creative or have a mental drive to go to the unknown would succeed and benefit from the class; conversely, some students might see a class structure differently as not worth the effort or pressured to create a new idea. Therefore, the idea of an elective "class in creativity" will benefit those who enjoy a challenge, but not hinder the others. The people destined for a high job such as a CEO need "creativity as the No. 1" for their leadership abilities, but not everyone will need creative thinking in their career.
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The idea of teaching a creativity class in schools to raise the "creativity quotient" could also raise some questions of of how a school would do this. The popular opinion on creativity is that it cannot be taught; However, it can be fostered and allowed to grow and let students express their creativity through elected classes. Schools should invite this creativity because creativeness is how a nation grows, without creative people, there would be no technology, no cars, no art, no music, and he list could go on and on. Similarly Bronson and Merryman state, CEOs look for creativity in their workers, how are these students going to get hired by companies looking for creativity if theirs has not been allowed to grow throughout their lives.
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The decline of "CEOs No. 1" leadership trait has created concern across the nation and led to the desire to teach creativity. However, creativity is a natural characteristic used as a motivating mechanism, to which it cannot be taught. Younger generations, who are brought up in a technologically advanced society and for whom the "decline is most serious," have no desire to be creative, due to our technology handing us anything we want, some might say there is no need for creativity (opposite of what Bronson and Merryman claim). It doesn't matter whether a class is made to attempt to teach the trait, it would go as any other class and it would be up to the student to actually try and take part in the class itself and frankly, not many students or anyone of the younger generation have that drive today.
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Creativity is an essential factor in the growth of a child. Studies have found that there has been a steady decrease in the "creativity quotient" since 1990. If schools could teach children to have an imagination and to be original, they should definitely try for the sake of our future in business and creative careers. Our future is in the hands of the youngest generation and without imagination, our future could be in for some destruction. The trend is most detrimental in the younger children mostly due to technology that parents and schools allow children to be enchanted by. Some people may say that originality is unteachable, but it is a "necessity" and should be an "undisputed" argument. Our "leadership competency" will also begin to go downhill along with the out of the box thinking. Schools should provide children with a "marketplace of ideas" and foster ingenuity.
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Creating a class to teach creative thinking to kids to raise the "creativity quotient" needs to be a top priority, especially considering America's creativity score is declining at a "most serious" rate. Our younger generations are the future of not only ourselves, or our country but the entire world. Creativity is not only needed for our own economic growth, but are a necessity for solving any crisis that we are faced with. The only way to guarantee that we will be able to solve these crisis and grow as a whole is if we can raise the creativity quotient to what it used to be. If schools taught creative thinking this would be the most efficient way to stop the decline and bring it back up to where it needs to be.
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