Sunday, April 22, 2012
Creativity and Curiosity: My Thoughts - Special Post #12A.
I agree that schools in the United States systematically destroy the development of curiosity and creativity in students. I believe the first thing that is restricting kids from creativity is politics. When you look into the school system you see that it is being ran by politics that have no clue how to run a classroom. Such as Bush’s project “No Kids Left Behind.” Although I believe no kids should be left behind all kids are not equal. Another reason I believe curiosity and creativity is taking out of the class room is because some of the administrators and teachers are stuck in the past. They are really upset that the technology industry is growing so rapidly. Instead of finding ways to use it efficiently in the classroom they ban it.
I believe there should be technology seminars for all teachers to keep them updated with the rapid progression of technology. This will show teachers new ways of teaching in their classroom while using technology. If teachers would start adding lessons that use technology they will develop a curriculum that increases the curiosity and creativity of their students. I believe the key component to increasing curiosity would be using things such as social networks in an educational way. A prime example of this would be blogging. While being in EDM 310 I have learned so much about technology and things we can use on the internet.
When kids become curious they begin to use their creativity. I believe that most children are still curious about a lot of things but adults are not playing their part. Teachers and parents are the most influential people in a child’s life. Therefore, I believe if they will take the time to answer curious questions students will become more creative. As a future teacher I will use what I learned in this class to help bring out the creativity in all my students. If schools and teachers fully supported the new technology, and try everything they can to make sure our school stays up to date on new techniques and products things will change.