Thesis: Canadian schools are ineffective and do not cater to each student's individual needs.

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1. Grew up in education system where the child could choose one of the two choices for careers i.e. Medicine or Engineering

2. Community Concern and National Concern

3. Education is supposed to be fun, interesting and a place where children can experiment and try new things and learn new things.

4. Education is TEACHER-DIRECTED and the education systems molds children to fit the social economy

5. Education should be CHILD-DIRECTED, and education should be to fight against social inequality.

6. Mistakes are stigmatized

6.1. In adulthood

6.1.1. Adults are scared of being wrong

6.2. in national education systems

6.2.1. we're educating people out of their creative capacities

7. Introduction

7.1. Everybody has an interest in education

7.1.1. It's what shapes our future

7.2. All children have talent and we squander them

7.3. Creativity is as important in education as literacy

8. Drawing lesson anecdote

8.1. little girl is drawing picture of God

8.2. teacher: "But, nobody knows what God looks like "

8.3. little girl: "They will in a minute"

9. Kids aren't frightened of being wrong

9.1. Being wrong isn't the same thing as being creative

9.1.1. But if you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original

9.2. All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. -Pablo Picasso

9.2.1. We don't grow into creativity, we grow out of it

10. Hierarchy in education systems is everywhere the same

10.1. Mathematics & Languages

10.2. Humanities

10.3. Artis

10.3.1. Art & Music

10.3.2. Drama & Dance

11. Predicated on the idea of academic ability

11.1. Education systems came into being in the 19th century

11.2. To meet the needs of industrialism

11.3. Ideals

11.3.1. Most useful subjects for work are at the top

11.3.2. Prepare for entrance in university

12. Intelligence

12.1. Is diverse

12.1.1. Visually

12.1.2. Sound

12.1.3. Kinesthetically

12.1.4. Abstract

12.1.5. Movement

12.2. Is dynamic

12.2.1. Interactive

12.3. Is distinct

13. Creativity

13.1. The process of having original ideas that have value

13.2. Often comes about through the interaction of different disciplinary ways of seeing things

14. Our only hope for the future is to adopt a new conception of human ecology

14.1. One in which we start to reconstitute our conception of the richness of human capacity

14.2. Our education system has mined our minds in the way that we have strip mined the earth for a particular commodity

14.3. We have to rethink the fundamental principles on which we're educating our children

15. Based on Sir Ken Robinson's TEDTalk on "Do Schools Kill Creativity.

15.1. Mubashra's POV

16. Aminah's POV

16.1. Aminah grew up in Kuwait City, where the education system focuses more on specific mandatory subjects (math, English, Arabic, science). In addition, the students were able to take creative elective courses (such as, French language, Sewing,…) however, it was not based on the student's abilities, and skills and it the students did not give their attention or try to learn in these creative elective courses.

16.1.1. Aminah believes that it is beneficial to promote the students in developing their abilities, skills, and interests . Therefore, the school system should be changed and encourage educators to foster the student's creative abilities.

17. Iqra's POV

17.1. Iqra grew up in a city called Riyadh, Saudia Arabia where it was compulsory to take only core subjects. There was no classes which children can take to show their creativity skills or talents. Which is why I feel its very important for schools to have a balance between core subjects and creativeness where children are encouraged to show their creativity skills and talents.