No way, teaching creative behavior in learning process is something new we can do. Online math tutorials teach you anew concept of learning maths concepts. They are highly helpful as they provide full time access to the content matter and you can have a look at them depending on your preference. People more prone to gadget can access the study matters with ease. The freely available practice sets help as yard sticks to gauge your performance. I think that's a creative way of learning.
England has produced some of the best within the creative design industry and as a result are highly sort after world wide and is already losing these people to overseas. How does the government expect economic growth without art & design or design and Technology ?
NO! Creativity is about communication, it makes us use our visual imagination! People can express themselves by creating and it also helps to develop confidence.Children as well as young people by learning creative subjects start thinking in a more creative way and have a creative response to everyday situations.
"Also from a jobs point of view, what are people like ourselves who have got a degree and are trying to get into teaching supposed to do if our subjects are taken away"?
I guess get a better paid job overseas would be a solution, as a teacher !!!
I agree with Melissa, without creative subjects schools are going to lose the interest of individuals who are not academic. How would this promote inclusion because you are not catering to all types of people, if creative people are unable to express themselves positively in school (through lessons, and coursework) what will they do instead? Disrupt lessons they find difficult and have no interest in???
Having watched this clip of Ken Robinson at the TEDtalks recently, suggesting that we should be encouraging creativity in schools and as a life skill, I feel that removing the arts and creative studies from schools can only be detrimental to learning especially when we are supposed to be making learning inclusive for all!