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Are the schools really killing the creativity of the students?

 
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Re: Are the schools really killing the creativity of the students?
by Mária Hartyányi - Friday, 25 June 2010, 7:57 PM
 
Giovanni, I am happy to read this article! But nothing is new under the sun: I wrote about in another forum topic, I copy it here:
"The same was articulated in my favour book: "The Cult of Information" by " Theodore Roszak (1986). (Do you know it?) Roszak protested against the conception of Piaget and Seymour Papert, who stated that working with Logo develops the creativity of children. Yes - he said - the children can easily draw flowers by using Logo, and it makes them happy, but how can it be compared to the flower drawn by hand using coloured pencils. How the artifical flower created by the computer can be compared to the beautiful drawings by childrens?"

I think it worth to read the book today too! The psychologists are investigating the impact of the media on children"s brain now a days, but Roszak predicted all these intuitively!!!

I deeply agree with Roszak and with the article: to let children to the computer too early should be banned and not supported!

Maria