In my experience, the teacher lectured according to the textbook except only a few questions and answers. Most of cases, we had to write the articles which the teacher wrote on the blackboard. Those situation made us to improve the writing skills only. I remember that it didn’t help me improve thinking skills ever.
After graduation, we encountered so many troubles and problems. In this case, we need to focus on the direct problem and consider how to solve it. Then we can study how to avoid those problems if we make something in design purpose. I believe this problem solving procedure would apply to school education. For example, a small group of students discuss with the applied issue and they create their solution with each other. And they present their result for other students. Those methods take advantage of discussion cordination and organization. And they can consider the issue creativity.