25 min

Are We Teaching Kids to Be Non-Creative‪?‬ Mission Daily

    • Self-Improvement

When NASA looked to measure the creative potential of its engineers, it developed a test to identify creativity and divergent thinking. The results showed that only 2% of those who took the test passed at the creative genius level. 
This same test was given to a group of 4 and 5-year-olds, and the results were shocking. An astounding 98% of these children were rated creative geniuses. 
What do young children have that NASA engineers don’t? And what can we learn from existing in a childlike state of play? In this episode, Albert and Steph discuss this study, these questions, and their takes on the education system. 
Questions, suggestions, or thoughts? Shoot us an email at info@mission.org
Follow Stephanie on TikTok -> @lifeandtimesofstephanie 
Hit up Albert on Twitter -> @albert4waves

When NASA looked to measure the creative potential of its engineers, it developed a test to identify creativity and divergent thinking. The results showed that only 2% of those who took the test passed at the creative genius level. 
This same test was given to a group of 4 and 5-year-olds, and the results were shocking. An astounding 98% of these children were rated creative geniuses. 
What do young children have that NASA engineers don’t? And what can we learn from existing in a childlike state of play? In this episode, Albert and Steph discuss this study, these questions, and their takes on the education system. 
Questions, suggestions, or thoughts? Shoot us an email at info@mission.org
Follow Stephanie on TikTok -> @lifeandtimesofstephanie 
Hit up Albert on Twitter -> @albert4waves

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