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ERIC Number: EJ1138934
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
Creative and Functional Education: The Challenges and Prospects in a Comatose Economy
Agbowuro, Christine; Saidu, Shuaibu; Jimwan, Christiana S.
Journal of Education and Practice, v8 n8 p37-40 2017
Creativity is a key driver in the global economy. However, in the majority of national curricula creativity is perceived as secondary in many subjects. Unfortunately this means that students leave school without knowing how to create and innovate, consequently they will be under prepared for challenges that our society and economies are facing. In today's world of global competition and complex problems, creative intelligence and innovative capacity are fast becoming requirements for personal and professional success. Creative intelligence and imagination exist in all children therefore it should be fostered. To cultivate and educate the right "right minds" we need educational curricula that include exploration, problem solving and diversity. It is important that school systems respond to the changing world. There is need for functional education for the promotion of a progressive and united nations. To this end school programs need to be relevant, practical and comprehensive for the acquisition of appropriate skills and the development of mental, physical and social abilities and competences as equipment for the individual to live in and contribute to the development of the society, The paper is an analytical synthesis of the challenges and prospects of education in the global economic crisis and suggests creative and functional education as a panacea.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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