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The Progressive Myth of Creativity
American Thinker, by Bruce Deitrich Price

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Posted By:magnante, 11/25/2013 9:51:37 AM

Creativity has been a big theme in progressive education for more than 75 years: We are constantly lectured that kids need music, art, theater, etc. This theme is now metastasizing into an oppressive dogma. But, why? Ken Robinson, the guru of creativity, is famous for saying "We are educating people out of their creative capacities." The premise seems to be: if kids do arty things, they will end up being artists. Empirically untrue. Conversely, Robinson says that if children do something rigorous and academic, they will be prevented from being creative. Dangerously untrue. Rearranging knowledge in new ways is arguably the very

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 11/25/2013 10:31:07 AM     (No. 9628686)

It´s worse than that.

Leftists simply object to the notion of anything being ´empirically true´.

Their politics and their policies would be seen to be foolish and dangerous by anyone who acknowledged the existing evidence.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: crimea river, 11/25/2013 2:11:31 PM     (No. 9628930)

There´s a link there to a great article on ´Twenty rules of formulating knowledge.´

http://www.supermemo.com/articles/20rules.htm



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