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- Do schools really kill creativity?
- What does intelligence really mean, is someone who went to university 'smarter' than someone who didn't?
- Why do some people associate grades with intelligence? Are they the same thing?
- Apart from standardised testing, how do you suggest we measure intelligence?
- Taking a 'less traditional' or 'creative' career path instead of a an 'academic' one by a student who has good grades is seen as a waste of talent by some? Why do you think this and why do you agree/disagree?
- Especially in some cultures where doing specific subjects can be seen as inferior or parents push their kids towards a certain occupation.
- What factors do you think has led to our partisan and inadequate perception of smartness?
- How can we improve our schools today to cater to those who aren't so good at memorising a lot of information. How could we make it more suited to those who have different kinds of intelligence?
- People who get bad grades are seen to be 'dumb' when in actuality this is not true at all and many influential people didn't do too well in school, but they did have something special about them. Something that sets them apart. But what I do think grades represent is how hard someone works because if one puts in the hours they could get good grades.
- How can we get entire education systems (not the IB) to move away from rote learning and memorisation but to focus more on the real life application of the information or to develop a certain type of thinking, not just spitting what you know onto a piece of paper.
- How can we change the mindset of the masses to learn because of curiosity or passion and not because of the grade they achieve or because it looks good for university. The end result may be the same so does the motivation behind 'succeeding' in school matter
“Curiosity is the engine of achievement.” ― Ken Robinson