Is creativity being squeezed out of your child’s education? For too many, the answer is yes and it is time to put it back in.
Talk to any parent, teacher or caregiver and there will be plenty of stories to demonstrate just how creativity is being squeezed out of the classroom.
The discussions will, no doubt, touch on the subjects of too much homework, standardise testing, lack of motivation and increased pressure to be competitive.
Take a look at the headlines too. Every week there seems to be one commentator or another proving that the skills needed for tomorrow are not being considered in today's curriculum and that creativity should be at the core of our education system.
At SparkHub we are on a mission to squeeze that creativity back into to a child’s life. We can not tackle all the issues surrounding this in one day but through collaboration with parents, caregivers, teachers and other experts we can certainly make a difference.
By giving our children a voice and empowering parents to be more aware and involved in creative learning opportunities, we can make a positive impact on the education system of tomorrow.
Children need to have more than the current one-size-fits-all offer. By working together, sharing experiences, looking at common issues and how to tackle them, we can move towards a more personalised education system.
We would love to hear your views, whether you’re a parent, teacher or expert in education, and look at the issues you are facing and what can be done about it.
Perhaps you have a great experience in challenging the current model or a project you can share with us? Tell us about it!
Please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also share your thoughts on our Facebook discussion page.
In January 2017 we will be launching the SparkHub Creative Learning Community on our new SparkHub website, which will feature lots of articles, interviews, video and tutorials, and we welcome you to take an active part in building this global resource for Creative Learning.
Together we can shape the future of creative learning.