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Cultivating Creativity: Part 2

Thank you to everyone who has been so kind to respond to my last post. We are so grateful for your input and ideas.

As we continue to talk through the challenges of cultivating creativity within our community, one of the major challenges that we run into is how the Ghana Eduction System (GES) is set up. GES uses Rote learning, which basically means that the children are required to memorize exactly what their teacher tells them and later produce that information word per word, otherwise they will be penalized on their scores.

The Rote learning approach is very different from the way I learned in the US, which uses the Meaningful learning approach. We were taught to not copy straight from the book and to process the information for ourselves.