Exams are almost here. Everywhere around me I see my peers stressing and trying to memorize the events of the French revolution or the replication cycle of cells. What is the point of all this?? Students will memorize all the dates and cycles they need to memorize and some of them will get good grades, but this is just makes kids scared to make mistakes. Making a mistake will mean bad grades, angry parents, a bad university, and ultimately a bad life. Our society is built around correct, this needs to change: as soon as more people start to experiment more discoveries are made and more progress is made.
Mistakes are what make you learn, they make you think of a solution. Exams make a child scared to make mistakes so they quickly stop experimenting. Children become study robots- they wake up, go to school, try to absorb as much information as possible and then they go home to study.
There are a few people that still have the mental capacity to study and properly formulate their own original ideas, but most people will simply not be able to keep up with their studies. Children that still manage to keep their imagination mostly become artists. It is a well known fact that art schools have a low acceptance average. Why? Because the students applying to art schools still have an imagination and the capability to experiment, this leaves little time to study which then leads to bad marks.
The small part of our society that is able to keep up with their studies and experiment are the people that streamline and improve our countries, these are the people that drive the world forward. If we don’t utterly destroy the imagination of most children then more people will experiment, leading to more inventions and more progress.
The most important thing is thinking of a way to teach children without putting their imagination to sleep. For no reason must we stop teaching children sciences, maths or socials, because if you simply start focusing on creativity every single child will become an artist, which is not necessarily a bad thing… simply not what society needs for progress. In order for progress to be made you need to give children knowledge of the workings of the world and arm them with an imagination.