SHARJAH, 13th May / WAM / A number of writers and intellectuals stressed the importance of early support for the child to stimulate his creative imagination and intellectual energy, noting that this support comes primarily from the parents, then the teachers at the school, and those around the child in the early childhood years.
This came during a dialogue session entitled “The Value of Creative Thinking” within the activities of the 14th session of the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, with the participation of the painter and designer Aisha Saif Al Hamrani, children’s literature writer Jakiar Khurshid, and author and sports hero Ellie Robinson.
The artist, Aisha Al-Hamrani, said that as a painter, she impersonates the child’s personality to approach his perceptions, feelings, and his own vision of the universe, noting that the environment is the greatest stimulus for creativity because we are looking for what resembles us for characters that bear our features, whether in narrative or cartoon content, and this is not limited to us, as I noticed that people all over the world They tend to like what is similar to them and their culture, and this is due to the deep values in the collective memory.
In turn, Jkyar Khurshid presented samples of his books and presented interventions for some children who he believes have a creative imagination, including the child Haneen Kifah, who gave an explanation for her innovation “The Message of Sublimation”, pointing out that the faith of mothers and fathers in children is the greatest incentive and inspiration for them to activate their creative faculties and there are several means to enable Children do this by prompting them to imagine and meditate before going to sleep, enjoying nature, encouraging self-confidence, constant learning, brainstorming, and learning from the mistakes of the surroundings.
Ellie Robinson called for the constant pursuit of knowledge, and saw in that the secret and engine of the creative process. The world is evolving every day, and we see how artificial intelligence has begun to provide solutions in many creative fields, but humans always maintain their excellence in the aspect of feelings and their sincerity in communicating emotions that the machine may not be able to access. With the same depth, there are still many opportunities for learning and creativity, and the whole thing in this process is the love of discovering knowledge, thinking outside the framework and stereotyped borders, and expressing our feelings creatively.
In a related context, theater specialists stressed the importance of the school theater in presenting educational alternatives that differ from indoctrination and its role in enhancing self-confidence among students and training them to innovate and learn about different types of arts. Within the educational curricula and taking care of its texts to raise the awareness of the child and to ensure that those in charge of revitalizing him in schools combine theatrical and educational experience.
This came during a discussion session entitled “The Importance of Theater in Educational Curricula,” during which Sharifa Musa Al-Mazmi, a researcher in the field of school theater, theater critic Dr. Haitham Al-Khawaja, and playwright and author Royston Abel spoke.
Sharifa Musa emphasized that the school theater aims from an educational point of view to build the student’s personality and develop his cognitive, artistic and social abilities. Therefore, he must have a place in the educational curricula and attention is paid to the quality of his texts and performance, because the student who participates in the theatrical activity, whether he is an actor or a viewer, benefits from the experience An integrated system that enables him to express himself, lead himself, and improve his humanity.
For his part, Dr. Haitham Yahya Al-Khawaja pointed out the importance of holding workshops in composing texts for the school theater to enrich the Arabic library and looking at the school theater as a civilized and educational activity that does not aim to produce actors because it is an integral part of the educational process and its presence in any school means the presence of an additional teacher who teaches the child music and cooperation Audacity, rhetoric, and eloquent Arabic.
For his part, Royston Abel said that the importance of school theater lies in the fact that it encourages children to be committed and positively involved, and that the child who goes on a journey with the theater enjoys art and then contributes when he grows up to making the world a much better place. Therefore, we must direct the attention of children through theater to what distracts them from wasting It is time to create from them people with diverse talents through which they contribute to building their societies.
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