Why Creative Education is Essential

“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up” said Pablo Picasso. Do you think Picasso could drew The Weeping Woman if his father was not so supportive of his dreams?How many children with immense creativity and talent are being lost to faulty education system? It is no question that people who are inventing things for humanity are immensely creative. So question is why education system is trying to force children who are gifted with creativity to become another puppet in the grand picture. What i believe and think is that every child should be encouraged to follow their dreams and education system should be supportive to them because it will help everyone in the days to come.
Every child should be encouraged to follow their dreams and we should not damp their creativity down. In TED talk “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” Sir Ken Robinson states “ We don't grow into creativity, we grow out of it. Or rather, we get educated out if it.” Basically, Ken Robinson is saying that schools are trying to delete children’s creativity.Those who in charge of education must remember that every child is unique, therefore every type of mindset should be handled accordingly.In the same TED talk Ken Robinson said that every child is talented but education system squanders them. Which is true concerning the state our education system is in right now. What i believe we should do is stop leading them by hand to a destination we created in our head, instead just show them the opportunities they have and let them decide which road they take. Everyone is destined for greatness if given proper tools and vision. That is exactly what education system should be.
The challenges we currently face are without precedent. More people live on this planet now than at any other time in history. The world's population has doubled in the past 30 years. We're facing an increasing strain on the world's natural resources. There are ancient diseases showing up, if you look at the resulting strains on our political and financial institutions, on health care, on education, there really isn't a time in history where you could look back and say, "Well, of course, this is the same thing all over again." It isn't. This is really new, and we're going to need every ounce of ingenuity, imagination, and creativity to confront these problems. Also big companies are always saying, "We need people who can be innovative, who can think differently." If you look at the mortality rate among companies, it's massive. World is now facing the biggest challenge it's ever faced. All these things demand high levels of innovation, creativity, and ingenuity. At the moment, instead of promoting creativity, I think we are systematically educating it out of our kids. If we stop encouraging creative thinking, we will not have creative mindsets that will help us in the times like this.