New research reveals a global creativity gap in five of the world’s largest economies, according to the Adobe® State of Create global benchmark study. Four in 10 people believe that they do not have the tools or access to tools to create. Creative tools are perceived as the biggest driver to increase creativity, and technology is recognized for its ability to help individuals overcome creative limitations and provide inspiration.
More than half of those surveyed feel that creativity is being stifled by their education systems, with a culture of schools driven by standardization. “One of the myths of creativity is that very few people are really creative,” said Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D., an internationally recognized leader in the development of education, creativity and innovation. “The truth is that everyone has great capacities but not everyone develops them. One of the problems is that too often our educational systems don’t enable students to develop their natural creative powers. Instead, they promote uniformity and standardization. The result is that we’re draining people of their creative possibilities and, as this study reveals, producing a workforce that’s conditioned to prioritize conformity over creativity.”
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