Are We Wringing the Creativity out of Kids?

With thanks to my sister for forwarding this link to me.

The Scream

It is vital that we maintain children’s passion for creativity in whatever form that takes. It is so confirming for us to come across other like-minded people who have a fundamental belief in progressive and creative learning for our children.

Jonah Lehrer’s book appears to be a “must read” and we totally agree with his comment “We have to expand our notion of what productivity means”. He continues – “Right now we are grooming our kids to think in a very particular way, which assumes that the right way to be thinking is to be attentive…..”

We need to open the channels of creativity for all our children, for all our futures.
In a week where an incredible piece of art has fetched an amazing price of $119 million, where is the next Edward Munch being encouraged right now?


About 3D Eye

Gary Foskett and Clare Blackhall are educationalists, writers and consultants. We work with schools and other organisations who share our vision of how schools, businesses, etc should work in the 21st Century. We also run courses and contribute to conferences - speaking about our three dimensional model of intelligences and how schools, colleges and universities can develop the full potential of all their staff and students. We also offer consultancy for businesses and public sector organisations to support staff training and organisational change and development. For more detailed information read our blog at or see our website at
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