MIND GAMES: ‘Common Core’, Standardized Reality and the Slow Kill of Divergent Thinking – By Nathaniel Mauka

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Source – wakingtimes.com

“…Common core children are not allowed to synthesize latent creativity, and they spend little time in nature. They also are not given an inspiring human mentor, as much as a by-the-book curriculum regurgitating ‘teacher’ who has also been dumbed down by the educational system”:

(‘Common Core’, Standardized Reality and the Slow Kill of Divergent Thinking – Nathaniel Mauka)

We’ve come a long way in education since the 1960s, but not necessarily in a positive direction. The psychologist J.P. Guilford once drew a distinction between two forms of thinking: convergent and divergent. One produces alternative theories, creative ideas, and useful solutions, the other, the dogmatization of information and a ‘single’ correct answer which can be force-fed to students on standardized tests and in common core classrooms.

Divergent thinking is done by a mind that is turned ‘on’ and engaged in the constant questioning of reality, instead of…

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