Õpetajate Leht: Creativity versus education

Friday, 04 September 2015
Creativity Forum 2015. Creativity Forum 2015. Photo: Irina Vassiljeva/norden.ee

"The experience of the Nordic countries shows that a stress-free environment supports creativity, which in turn supports learning," writes journalist and Ida-Viru County Government public relations adviser Ago Gaškov in the 4 September edition of the Õpetajate leht newspaper. "That's why they are looking to bring creativity into Estonian schools. Thanks to the Nordic countries, four creativity forums have already been held here. The latest one was recently held in Illuka in the Viru region, with the theme of 'Creativity creates security'. The previous forums were held on the island of Naissaar, in Käsmu and in Narva."

"Everybody needs creativity in order to cope in a rapidly changing living, learning and working environment," states the website of the Nordic Council of Ministers, explaining the need to foster creativity. "Creativity assists in the acquisition of new knowledge and the use of existing knowledge more effectively; it enables people to look at - and solve - problems from a different angle. Creative and unusual ideas and personalities are what inspire new solutions and give birth to new products and services. These, in turn, contribute to sustainable and more even development in the Baltic Sea region, something very much in the interests of the Nordic countries and Baltic States."

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