A note about the creativity
Sir Ken Robinson emphasized the importance of creativity in education. He was a vocal critic of the modern education system, believing that it was educating students to be good workers rather than creative thinkers.
Above all, if you listen to his lectures, you can know that our public education created a great kingdom of perfectionists and enjoyed the cartel in it. Creativity is the formation of something new and valuable. Created items can be intangible or physical. Academic interest in creativity is found primarily in several fields such as psychology, business studies, and cognitive science and so on. In other words, creativity is not an essential element only in the field of art, but it is a force that supports this society and the world, and it is not an exaggeration to say that it is our life itself. However, most people approach this creativity vaguely or are unaware of it.
For the public, Sir Ken Robinson described Cultivation as a humorous and thoughtful reflection. In other words, through his lectures, I realized the importance of creativity once again and got an answer to the question that education is about acknowledging diversity, learning through dynamic interactions, and discovering and developing one's own uniqueness and originality. It is creativity, and it is the mission of public education to foster such creativity and help lead an upright life. It is also noteworthy that the current framework of public education focuses only on left-brain development in accordance with the demands of the industrial society and practices holistic education.
1. My opinion on creativity
I personally love Sir Ken Robinson's comments and depth of reflection. Reading this TED talk and his book, “Creative Schools of Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica”, which I read, helped me organize my thoughts on personal creativity.
In other words, my thoughts on creativity are as follows.
“If you are not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with something original. by Sir Ken Robinson”
In other words, being creative is a completely abstract concept with no form, but it is not something that can be ended by saying, "Unfold the wings of your imagination!" It is carried out through a whole series of tasks in the field, such as research, drawing tables, creating images, analyzing and performing.
The true driver of creativity is the desire for discovery and the passion for the work itself. When students are motivated to learn, they naturally acquire the skills they need to do their jobs. As their creative ambitions expand, so do their mastery. In a word, creativity for me is a visual thinker, and I try to replace it by showing the image below. The picture below is posted by an Instagram user saying that one of his four Shiba Inu dogs always takes a different pose every time he takes a picture. Just looking at this picture makes us smile happily. I think the difference that makes people smile naturally is creativity.
2. Personal Opinion for Improving Creativity in the School Education System
In other words, I believe that in order to develop creativity in the school system, we must boldly break away from sticking to the linear process-based education method of memorizing and acquiring isolated skills through injection. These methods kill interest and creativity in all fields. Therefore, I believe that all school education and curriculum should be like art classes. I think this fact is very essential in this situation where artificial intelligence is developing day by day, surpassing and threatening human intelligence and learning speed.
For example, if you teach technology and functional concepts, students quickly get bored. When the goals that accompany the needs and motivations are clear, students will motivate themselves to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge.
In other words, if the purpose of education is to arouse such interest and help them explore themselves with passion, it will be an education that fosters true creativity. In a word, as Sir Ken Robinson said, giving students the motivation to solve problems, formulate hypotheses, do research on their own, and develop creativity, the amazing ability to acquire knowledge voluntarily, is to force a large amount of knowledge into their brains. It's much more humane and effective than putting it in.
To this end, I believe that the school system should boldly break away from the memorization-oriented knowledge acquisition structure and change the curriculum into a three-dimensional process of exploring, researching, sketching, discussing, finding out, and applying in all class processes, just like art classes. I think.
Myungja Anna Koh