Creativity is the premise of all inventions and is the basis for a country or a nation to maintain its vitality. Our human society is a history of innovation. The history of human society development is a history of innovation, a history of creative thinking practice and creativity. This is the truth that I have always recognized. After watching the foreign lectures on creativity given by the teacher in the class, I became more clear about the importance of creativity.
So, what is creativity? Creation is a unique human ability. Creativity is a kind of personality psychological characteristics that people show in the process of solving problems creatively. It is the ability to use all the information they have to give play to their innovative thinking and produce some new, unique products with social or personal value under the control of a certain purpose. Its core is creative thinking ability. Simply put, creativity is the ability to innovate.
Creativity plays an important role in a person, a nation and even a country. In human society, only new things have vitality and new products have markets. Only with creativity can a person make progress. Any person with extraordinary achievements will be full of innovation in his life.
In the eyes of others, it seems that Chinese people do not know how to innovate at all. In fact, this is understandable. Because the common technology used by Chinese people is invented by Westerners: all household appliances, including telephones, televisions, computers, air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines; All means of transportation outside, including bicycles, motorcycles, cars, trains, subways and airplanes; To the most modern energy technology, including solar energy, atomic energy, and so on. Therefore, at home and abroad, most people believe that inventions are made by Westerners, while Chinese people come to produce or imitate at low prices.
Indeed, in modern China, due to the backwardness of various technologies, the Chinese invented very few things. However, this does not mean that the Chinese people are not creative. Not to mention the ancient inventions that led the world, we have also made great achievements in agriculture, aerospace and other aspects in modern times. However, it is worth mentioning that creativity is not given enough attention in Chinese education.
Our old Chinese tradition is to like honest children. Parents always want their children to behave themselves. In fact, naughty and active are children"s nature, but they are stifled by various controls and restrictions. But everything depends on the look of adults, and a submissive child is doomed to have no future. American scientist Fokman said: "The difference between stubbornness and persistence is very subtle. If your idea succeeds, everyone says you are very persistent and persistent; if you fail, people say you are stubborn and stubborn." Therefore, Westerners believe that children should be allowed to be "stubborn", because there is also an element of perseverance, and children should be allowed to "disobey", because there is also an element of creativity. Experience is the treasure that previous people have summed up through personal practice, but not everything can be learned from experience. We cannot ask the next generation to always follow our old path.
How should we cultivate creativity in modern education? The word "dare" is very important in creating personality. It is very important to dare to think, speak and do. Therefore, in modern education, children should be given a little "disobedience", which means different opinions. It is very important to dare to practice. Our parents should accept the view that "obedience is an advantage, and too obedience is a disadvantage". We should "manage without death, and live without disorder" in our children"s education.
Every child has creativity. Tao Xingzhi, our pioneer in creative education, once pointed out that "everywhere is a place of creation, every day is a time of creation, and everyone is a person of creation." Cultivating children"s creativity from an early age is extremely important for their future development. Children"s thinking is often richer and bolder than that of adults. Parents and teachers should try their best to protect, encourage and promote rather than restrict it. If this kind of thinking develops, it will become a creative force, and children can get rid of mediocrity and become a creative person.
To cultivate children"s creativity, we must start from an early age. From the moment when children come to the world, they are curious about the world around them and have a desire to pursue and explore the world around them in their hearts. Parents should pay attention to finding the sprouts of their children"s creativity, and protect their children"s original creative consciousness and spirit, so that their creativity can be sustained and developed. Newborn babies will observe things around them with their eyes, touch things around them with their little hands, suck and taste food with their little mouths, and listen to sounds from different directions with their ears. Although it is a simple feeling, it is also the first step to explore the world.
Experience has proved that "naughty" boys are often more creative than "honest" girls. The reason is that naughty children have a wide range of contacts, their brains are stimulated more, and their intelligence is activated.