Embracing Creativity in Education Curriculum

Embracing Creativity in the Education Curriculum

Odyssey of the mind (Picture courtesy – Google Images)

 

Creativity is natural. It comes from the heart. The concept of creativity has also been around for some time now. Schools and education institutions are imbibing the core method of teaching using various creative ideas. Since creativity is the natural ability and is unexplainably immeasurable; teachers and students are learning new things in a new way, every single day.

In recent studies, it has been observed that school system leave little room for creative thinking and suppress any scope of the current model of creative methods. It is because they have been following the age old concept of a teaching module. Years after years they have been producing the very same talent which is hitting itself in the square peg in a round hole.

Keeping this important issue in mind, after much consideration and research, DPSG team has brought in these below-mentioned points which talk about how to promote creativity in the education curriculum.

1. Embrace Creativity

It is important that as a teacher or as an educationist you must create a classroom that recognizes creativity. Use creative solutions to showcase any given situation of a real world for the students to embrace creativity.

2. Effective strategies

Do you know most of the successful leaders have used creative arts to or creative oriented programs to achieve their desired goals? Teaching anything using creative method is one of the most effective strategies.

3. Creativity is a skill

As educators, it is a heartfelt skill to promote and teach wisdom and art using creative module of teaching. As a teacher, it is our job to encourage the use of creativity and break it down as a skill to find the right approach to solve daily problems.

4. Awareness

If a student asks any question that is a bit out of the subject discussion in the class, encourage him/her. Curiosity is the answer to wisdom and creativity. Engage the student. Address the question. Write them and assign a discussion over it in the next class. Promoting creativity by acknowledging students is only a way to creative thinking.

5. Freedom of expression

Students feel more at ease and are more active when they think they have the comfort to express themselves. It is important to create an environment where a student has the expressive freedom to share their heart and mind thoughts. Allow your students to be flexible about what they think of any topic and see how their mind works in the most creative way possible.

6. Allow some mistakes

Sir Ken Robinson said if you are never prepared to be wrong then you will never come up with anything that is more original and yours. Need we say more, eh?

7. Creative space

Ever thought how to really allow your students to come up with insane creative ideas that can be used to teach a subject topic? Design a creative space which is only used by the students to put their ideas. Besides this, ask them to play a skit/drama on any random topic and prepare a proper screenplay and perform. You will know the rest of the drill, don’t you?

8. Confidence and relationship

Students who take the ownership of their own learning tend to have more self-confidence. It only helps them to build a healthy relationship with their peers. Creativity doesn’t mean only to work on a project, showcase and take a feedback. It means much more than that. It helps a student to attain confidence to achieve something, anything in life.

Creative skills aren’t always about promoting good ideas, but as an educator, it is more about making good ideas happen. Seed the ideas, nurture and encourage it and see what wonder it does. 

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