You must watch this interesting video by Sir Ken Robinson. It has fascinating graphics unfolding while Sir Ken is talking about the need for education reform today more than ever before. Stick with it until he gets to the point about divergent thinking or the essential capacity for creativity and developing original ideas that have value.
At age 5 most people explode with creativity. They believe there are more than one solution to a problem or question. By age 13 this is dramatically reduced!! What is the reason? We need to encourage more creativity in our classrooms throughout a student’s education!