Sir Ken Robinson’s Ted Talk, "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" was presented in 2006, but has stood the test of time and still remains very popular. Check it out here: View Do Schools Kill Creativity?
And in the Exchange Essentials article collection, “Promoting Creativity in Children,” Remy Agee and Marlene Welch write this about early education’s role in keeping children’s creativity alive:
“Imagination is the engine of ideas. And yet, imagination deficit is rampant. Imagination deficit thrives on battery-operated toys; clever marketing of coloring and other activity books and the like as necessary learning tools; toys marketed as 'educational'; too much time spent in adult-directed activities; and too many passive children's activities such as movies, television shows, and video games: the core of many children's daily lives.
Imagination is one component of creativity; self-expression is another. The early childhood classroom should be full of creative possibilities that allow children to use their imaginations. For creativity to flourish, staff must provide an environment that fosters creative expression through:
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​OMG, you quoted a know sex offender. What are you saying? You actually support a man in prison for a crime against women? This deserves both an apology to the ECE readers and community and a retraction of this article.
Our apologies for this quote. It was not our intention to use it. We use an automatically generated quote service, but pick the quotes we want to use, and had replaced this quote with another one. Unfortunately, that change did not get made in the system.
This would never have been a quote we would have used. We agree with you 100 percent. Thank you for your care and concern.
I appreciate this article but strongly object to the use of a quote from Bill Cosby, a convicted sex offender, as the quote at the top. This is extremely offensive and insensitive to anyone who may have experienced sexual violence.