It has been almost 3 weeks since the Forum, “Found in Conversation” Organized by the Nut Graph. Overall, it was a good discussion – unfortunately the downside was – too much criticizing of the education system. Coming from Datin Marion, some were legitimate. Of course, K V had to add is 2-sen as well. We would have however, preferred a more directed discussion on creativity and innovation in education – the topic of the day.
Since we will be running a workshop on creativity, we guess it would be timely to share some thoughts on this topic.
Somewhere buried in the discussions, K V brought up 3 key points to inspire and nurture creativity. We would like you to think about it.
- freedom to explore and try new things. Try things that may interest the individual. Our education system need to make this space. This not just a physical space, it is much more a mental and psychological space and mindset. With examinations and tuition and everything else, hobbies (something that generate interest and sense of curiosity in children) are in back-seat.
- mind to inquire. Ask questions, talk, exchange, disagree and agree to disagree. We need dialog and spaces to question without fear or ridicule. Children need that. We need that.
- tolerance to failure, recognizing the not succeeding in a project is part and puzzle of a journey to innovation. We need that. We need to free from fear if we truly want to innovate.
How and what are you doing at home?