Saturday, February 14, 2015

Creative education - how to keep the spark alive

"Children love to learn, to create, to perform. The power to create well requires skills and knowledge of rules, and free time and space in which to play. To foster creativity you create that environment where courage is not punished, where others are free to find their own way to the goal. Where toys are tools and tools are toys. And where the goal is to make good things, good systems for other people to enjoy"
Orson Scott Card is an American novelist, critic, public speaker, essayist and columnist. He writes in several genres but is known best for science fiction. He is the author of the novels Ender’s Game, Ender’s Shadow, and Speaker for the Dead, which are widely read by adults and younger readers, and are increasingly used in schools. Card is a professor of English at Southern Virginia University.

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