The impact of conventional school education on students creativity

Page, T. ORCID: 0000-0002-6622-0810 and Thorsteinsson, G., 2017. The impact of conventional school education on students creativity. i-manager's Journal on School Educational Technology, 13 (1), pp. 12-20. ISSN 0973-2217

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Many academics argue that 'we don't grow into creativity we grow out of it, or rather we get educated out of it'. This research work investigates the notion that the education system is to blame for a loss of creativity in adults. As a result of the attempts to stifle creativity in schools, subjects including Design and Technology (D&T) face challenges in today's curriculum. Although the D&T subject is highly regarded and celebrated by many, helped by successful names such as the designer Dyson, it still suffers a bit of an image problem. Interviews have been carried out with both teachers and students to identify how and why the subject is being affected. With numerous factors working against DT; finance, the government, universities, tradition and more, it is not surprising that the subject fails to attract the interest levels it deserves. However, increasingly design should attract a greater awareness may reserve, in response to a shift towards a Britain that needs to be acknowledged for design and innovation.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: i-manager's Journal on School Educational Technology
Creators: Page, T. and Thorsteinsson, G.
Publisher: i-manager Publications
Date: 11 July 2017
Volume: 13
Number: 1
ISSN: 0973-2217
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 08 Jan 2018 10:17
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2018 10:17

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