set out curriculum. This is absolutely normal, as every country sets up a
curriculum that each public school has to follow, however, the issue in
India is not what the children are being taught, but how they are being
taught. This is a common misconception about any education system.
Parents and adults will usually say that what children learn in school
simply isn’t relevant or won’t be important, which is completely false.
Anything that is taught is important in some way or another. However,
the responsibility of a school isn’t to teach a child about how a King ruled
from a date to another, but about how a child can be taught something
useful and relevant by using the material and teaching it in a certain way.
By interviewing people that used to be taught in the schooling system
here in India, I found that the Indian education system was set out in such
a way that children are constantly memorizing dates, lessons, and various
other pieces of text or information that they must regurgitate on tests.
There is no creative or innovative thinking involved. The fact that the
Indian education system overvalues memorization over innovation and
originality is their biggest limitation. Memorizing material simply isn’t
going to teach children important skills they require in life to be
“Our society doesn’t approve of creativity, nor does it ever encourage it.
Why? Because it never wants people to think for themselves or create
their own paths in life.” - Preston Waters
Without creativity or innovation there are no ideas. Ideas are everything.
The world runs on ideas. Every single thing in the world was created after
an idea, as that’s the only way people are able to create things. Without
these ideas, the world wouldn’t be able to run, and the only way to these
ideas is creativity.
Creativity isn’t about painting, pasting, drawing or writing, it’s about
creating. And everything in the world comes from creation.
“Creativity is putting your imagination to work, and it's produced the most
extraordinary results in human culture.” - Ken Robinson