Proposing Creativity Inclusion in the Primary Education of Pakistan: Analysis of Educational Policy Documents and Curricula of Multiple Countries to Draw the Framework

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Dr. Tanzeela Arooj, Prof. Dr. Sajida Parveen, Dr. Muhammad Iqbal, Dr. Muhammad Kamran,


Although creativity is necessary at all educational stages, this article forcibly says that it is inevitable at the primary educational stage. This article is of commentary type that comments on how creativity is essential in primary education. The article further proves that creativity and education cannot be separated but are concomitant for several reasons which have been discussed in this article. It also explains why, in the Pakistani educational system, creativity has been ignored so far. It also informs the Pakistani educational system that they should embrace the critical concept of creativity. This research article was mainly based on three objectives i.e., to analyze the policy documents of various countries regarding creativity, to draw the conceptual framework which may consider as a foundation for the creativity researchers and then on the basis of conceptual framework the curriculum can be designed for Pakistani context regarding creativity. Thus, the authors have analyzed the various countries' educational policy documents to prove the strong evidence that creativity also needs to be placed in the Pakistani curriculum and educational system, especially at the primary level. One the basis of this analysis, the researchers had drawn the conceptual framework which explicitly shows the characteristics, importance and focus of creativity regarding the primary educational level of Pakistan. The researchers also put forward this opinion that the drawn conceptual framework can be used as a foundation for the creativity researchers to design creative curriculum. This article also draws some messages from past literature and leaves some blank spaces for the future researchers.

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