Education in schools kills creativity because the system is modeled to cater to the masses wherein good citizens and productive workers need to be molded. The students world is crammed with books they cannot finish reading and they gradually turn into a compliant workforce with a narrow set of capabilities. But from the economic viewpoint the environment today is very different, it is complex, volatile and globally inter connected where new age skills are essential. The world is gradually changing over to the use of machines where human skills are being shifted into the background. This calls for flexibility, adaptation, new thinking, paradigm shifts and innovation, all of which is the language of creativity. Creativity is an essential twenty first century skill which stands for the nurturing and igniting of a human being’s latent talent and abilities to the fullest potential. From the scientific perspective, creativity is the aptitude for new original and imaginative thinking.
In a creative educational svstem, the infinite range of human abilities and talents find equal place. There is a harmonious development of body, mind and spirit. This leads to high order thinking skills, creativity, problem solving ability, self awareness and aesthetic sensibilities. In the creative classroom the teachers and students are both participants in the learning process. Learning about the environment challenges students to use complex thinking, provide time to think and play with new ideas and encounter knowledge in varied ways that lead to personal and meaningful insights. The classroom becomes the playground for exploration inquiry and reflection.
Technology has had a huge impact on education. It continues to shape the way we learn and what we learn today and in the future. As technology advances, so does the quality of education and that is nothing but good news for the students of today and of the future.