Yesterday I ventured over to the dark side … the forbidden zone for higher education faculty … my undergraduate (pre-service teachers) child development students were divided into work groups ad required to provide a visual representation of their topic areas.
Yes, its true … they spent the classtime drawing. Oh, and I also had four cannisters of playdough, so a couple of them really took a leap.
What I saw were young adults who didn’t know what to do … they asked me what I wanted … they asked how they should draw. Some of them started and asked me if what they were doing was ok.
This is very sad. But, I will be trying to help them locate their creativity again so that when they are out in the schools they will think twice before they perpetuate the squelching of creativity.