Are conventional schools killing creativity?
A study by NASA suggested that traditional education does not encourage creative thinking. Other researchers have concluded that the IQ level of an average person has increased significantly since the 1990s, but when it comes to creativity and innovation the scores have seen a considerable decline. The ‘Learn in Freedom’ website has an article stating that many Nobel Prize Winners believed in learning with freedom, in fact, they detested traditional schooling.
Is virtual homeschooling the answer?
The idea that conventional school actually stifles creativity isn’t unheard of. In the words of Sir Ken Robinson, a professional in the field of human resources:
- Every individual is born with their own set of natural talents, and education does stifle them.
- The curriculum popularises the need for science and mathematics while exiling humanities, arts or physical education.
- Such stifling culture is leading to stress and drug abuse among students and the rate of growth is alarming.
However, the low creativity in the present education system is not intentional. Teachers try their best and schools do take measures, but all of them are bound by the prevalent rigid system. Considering the teacher-to-student ratio in conventional schools, it is understandable that the teachers cannot focus on every student individually – the result is a talent-waste.
This is why Nobel Prize winners suggest virtual homeschooling. It gets your child out of the inflexible learning system and allows freedom to nurture their talents.
- You do not have to choose a fixed curriculum. Instead, you get the option to select the subjects according to your child’s needs.
- With school timings out of the way, your child can focus on his/her area of interest.
- With virtual homeschooling individual attention is possible. Your child can take the required time to learn a topic to its depths and the learning won’t be superficial.
Let’s not forget to acknowledge homeschool superheroes like the Williams sisters and how their father homeschooled them for their basic education, meanwhile, devoting the rest of the time to their tennis training. Both Venus and Serena are big names now and they found success out of the system. Just goes to show virtual homeschooling is the right alternative where creativity takes the forefront and talent is kept intact.