What do educators and teachers think about the relationship between learning and creativity? Are current educational systems up for the challenge? Apart from classroom learning, what are the other ways that knowledge, curiosity and a love for learning can be fostered ? Creative Sparq speaks to educators, entrepreneurs and psychologists about how education and learning strategies help develop creativity and creative thinking in children.
Singapore-based, banker-turned-educator, Amita Menon, is on a mission to make learning fun and creative for children. After spending sixteen years in the world of banking, her love for teaching eventually led her to set up a learning centre in Singapore. She speaks to Creative Sparq about her intent to get “children to love education and get them to think differently, creatively and learn to apply their knowledge in real life.”
A geek, a history buff, a technologist and an entrepreneur, Siddharth Jain, is on a mission to bring wholesome family fun back to the table. He talks to Creative Sparq about his journey as a gamer, the benefits of playing games as an enabler for learning and the buzz around his latest creation – Avertigos South China Sky.
Shefali Manilal operates at the intersection of psychology, education and multicultural management. She speaks to Creative Sparq about the plasticity of the brain, the ability of students to develop smartness through hard work and challenge, the trend towards differentiated instruction in schools and the books that all parents should read to help foster a creative mindset in their children.