Posted by: Alex Borders | August 20, 2010

Creativity …and Why it Matters-Newsweek


Friday 20th August

According to the recent article “Creativity Crisis” in Newsweek Magazine and a follow-up entry on Juggle, The Wall Street Journal blog, “creativity is a crucial aspect of any thriving organization or society – and one that … is declining ominously in the U.S.” The writers contend that “CEO’s have called creativity the No. 1 “leadership competency” of the future” and “the solutions to tough problems facing the nation and the world “emerge through a healthy marketplace of ideas, sustained by a populace constantly contributing original ideas and receptive to the ideas of others”.  The article goes on to say that “The American obsession with rote learning and standardized testing isn’t helping” and neither are the number of hours that kids watch t.v. and play video games.

For the whole article visit http://www.newsweek.com/2010/07/10/the-creativity-crisis.html

For the blog entry http://blogs.wsj.com/juggle/2010/08/16/creativity-is-on-the-decline-and-why-it-matters/

Students at The Waldorf School of Philadelphia are well-known for their capacity to think outside the box and solve problems creatively.  The Waldorf pedagogy supports creative and critical thinking from the get-go in pre-school and progressively through the grade school.  It’s why our students love to learn and never want to miss a day of school.  We hear time and again from high school teachers how confident, caring and creative our students are.  Come and find out for yourself.  Forget what you think you know about Waldorf education and take a closer look at our one-of-a-kind school for your children.

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