creativity in schools
12/17/2009 10:41:33 AM
Much of this article mirrored my own thoughts about public education. I've been disturbed that the gifted program in the state where I live doesn't offer anything in the way of testing for creativity. From my personal research, I've determined that creativity and the W. intelligence quotient are not strongly correlated after a certain point. This leaves kids with a high, but not extraordinarily high, IQ out of the picture with respect to gifted instruction.
I'm thinking of all the kids who might be suffering in the mainstream classroom. All of the visual-spatial learners who are subjected to drill after drill, who see the big picture and aren't being encouraged. This is upsetting, and I'd like to see something happen immediately. Before we lose all these people to drugs and alcohol or just plain boredom and a lack of mental exercise. What does anyone else think?