Inspired by this, I propose a simple hypothesis: "creative thinking = knowledge x curiosity and imagination". Such a simple formula tells us that more knowledge is not necessarily more creative. The more you learn from education, the more knowledge you have, the less likely you are to be creative because your curiosity and imagination are likely to decrease. That is to say, creativity does not increase with the increase of education.
Knowledge usually increases with the increase of education, which is not wrong. The usual practice of economists to measure "human capital" is to calculate the length of education. But curiosity and imagination are not as simple as the education years, which depend on the education environment and the education method.
Curiosity and imagination are particularly strong in childhood, but with the increase of education, curiosity and imagination are likely to decline. Why?
There are basic reasons, and the knowledge we learned later is framed and assumed, whatever knowledge is. So your curiosity and imagination tends to challenge the imagination and framework, in most cases, your challenge is wrong, because, after all, in front of the accumulated over the years, you are hit, so it is under the objective conditions is denied, can suppress the effect of this kind of curiosity and imagination.
If creativity is the product of knowledge and curiosity and imagination, then with the increase of education, the former is increasing, while the latter is decreasing. As the resultant force of creativity, it is possible to increase with prolonged by education first, at the end of the part will reduce, forming an inverted "U" shape, rather than we usually understand the shape of the pure rose.
It is formed on the innovative talents education is a paradox: more education on the one hand, help to increase knowledge and enhance creativity, on the other hand, because of curiosity and imagination and less creative. So the combination of the two makes us think that education is going to make it harder for creative talent to work.
As a result, education, in addition to imparting knowledge, first, education should create more relaxed and favorable space and time for students' personal development. Second, in education, we should better protect students' curiosity and arouse students' imagination.