Evolving Creativity in Nigerian Education: A philosophy Paradigm

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The acquisition of appropriate creative skills, abilities and competence both mental and physical as equipment for the individual to live in and contribute to the development of the society’ is one of the cardinal objectives of national policy on education by the Federal Government of Nigeria. It suffices to say, that Nigeria educational system is presently at a cross-road, in a juxtaposed state when compared with what is obtained in a developed nations. That the system is in state of doldrums is not an understatement. This is a system that places more premiums on certification and theoretical epistemology than innate abilities. What becomes imperative is the process of advocating empirical knowledge evolving creative skills, innovative ideas in salvaging the sector from this comatose state. It is against this background that the paper focuses on the philosophical paradigm of evolving creativity in Nigeria education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2007 Philosophy of Education Society of Australia Conference
Place of PublicationAuckland
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)ISBN: 978-0-909009-90-8
ISBN (Print)ISBN: 978-0-909009-90-8
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes


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