Barriers to Creativity in Education

An online survey of 4,000 people was conducted, including 2,000 Educators and 2,000 Parents of students in schools and Higher Education.

Creativity can change the world. In a recent survey, 85% of people agreed that creative thinking is critical for problem solving in their career. And with the challenges the world is facing today in our global economy, in our environment, and in social issues, the need for creative ideas has never been greater. Which is why we believe creativity must be a priority in education.

Creativity is for everyone. Educators have an opportunity and an obligation to foster creativity in their students, while also helping them develop digital skills. When students become creators of digital content, they can amplify their ideas and increase their impact. To that end, Adobe youth programs have brought cutting-edge digital tools to over 150,000 students in underserved communities around the globe. 82% wish they had more exposure to creative thinking as students.

The full study can be downloaded via this link:


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