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Monday, September 24, 2012

As Children’s Freedom Has Declined, So Has Their Creativity | Peter Gray, Psychology Today

New research suggests that American schoolchildren are becoming less creative.


Gray writes:
In the real world few questions have one right answer, few problems have one right solution; that’s why creativity is crucial to success in the real world. But more and more we are subjecting children to an educational system that assumes one right answer to every question and one correct solution to every problem, a system that punishes children (and their teachers too) for daring to try different routes.
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This article is featured today (Sept. 24) in Garbl's Creativity Connections--available at the Creativity link above and by free email subscription.

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