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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Pitfalls and creativity pt 3

1 comment:

  1. Very true Michael. However, as a teacher of young children, I have to say that television, ipads & computer games have a lot to answer for!
    I often struggle to elicit creativity from my students and much of their play, making, art, construction etc is based on ideas or characters from television or computer games. If I see one more picture of whatshername from Disney's 'Frozen', I'm likely to scream!
    There's a lot to be said for my childhood (all those aeons ago...;) when we were told to simply 'go play'. What joy in creating, inventing... games, dances, radio plays etc.
    Our modern lives are highly structured and organised, both in family & school settings. Where are the opportunities for precious free and unstructured play time? This is when the creative and inventive minds are nurtured and grow.
    Thanks for the post :)