Independent thinking is getting less and less common in our children. We are not letting children face challenges that oblige them to think. Due to this, their ability does not develop to observe, think and make decisions. If we teach children to accept something without thinking, the information will not produce a major change in their brains, but will simply be stored somewhere inside the memory where it will slowly disappear. When children are accustomed to think, to question the reality and search for themselves the solutions, they begin to trust their skills and approach life with more confidence and less fear. Children must find their own way of doing things and they have to give sense to their world. We have seen that Japanese families encourage their children to travel to or from school alone every single day even taking the trains or buses alone. The schools play the most important part in developing creativity. Hence, teachers should teach children how to think not what to think.
Md Rustam Parwez
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