It is very difficult to argue about the value and utility of certain academic disciplines. In recent years, Romania has witnessed great discussions and debates among teachers, professors, academics and policymakers as to which skill sets students should be prioritarily equipped with. For sure, great emphasis was rightly placed on computer programming, mathematics, numeracy, statistics etc. Unlike other disciplines, the importance of creative writing is less apparent because creativity in itself has become such a difficult thing to define.
What is creativity? Why creative writing at all? Should creative writing be part of the national curriculum? Why should it exist as a school discipline?