Chapter 3. THE TROUBLE WITH EDUCATION

"Current systems of education were not designed to meet the challenges we now face. They were developed to meet the needs of a former age. Reform is not enough: they need to be transformed."

One of the main reasons that so many people think they are not creative is education. Picasso once said that all children are born artists: the problem is to remain an artist as we grow up. Creativity is not solely to do with the arts or about being an artist, but I believe profoundly that we don't grow into creativity; we grow out of it. Often we are educated out of it. Creativity is a multi-faceted process. It involves many ordinary abilities and some specialized skills and techniques; it can be fostered by many different ...

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