Creativity in Primary Education (Cross-Curricular) by Anthony Wilson

By Anthony Wilson

A legitimate knowing of the position basic creativity performs in studying and instructing may help trainee lecturers develop into artistic practitioners and strengthen creativity of their students. the second one version of this renowned textual content keeps key fabric from the former ebook, however it has been considerably up-to-date and revised to incorporate six new chapters which discover creativity in either an issue particular context in addition to the wider problems with creativity in SMSC and the basis level. The booklet is associated all through to the criteria for the award of QTS and likewise considers very important executive agendas corresponding to each baby issues.

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How will you take this into your own teaching? How would you like to express and develop your own creativity and creative habits of mind? What practical steps can you take to make that happen? How can you build a network of like-minded people to support and encourage each other? A SUMMARY OF KEY POINTS 4 A useful way of looking at creativity is to consider it as an interaction between characteristics of people and communities, creative processes, subject domains and wider social and cultural contexts.

They described enjoyment, enquiry, excitement which led to their greater involvement, and desire to follow things through. Many focused on the opportunities, and frustrations, of working in groups to develop creative ideas. They commented on the experience of offering their ideas to the group and learning how to adjust them, rethink and develop new ideas through discussion. One group highlighted the word ‘compromise’ in describing this experience, and acknowledged the difficulty of having to put aside, or compromise their personal ideas within the group activity.

These processes express, shape and encourage creativity as an approach to life. Trying to identify creative processes helps us to think about how we recognise when creativity ‘is going on’. We can’t lift off the tops of people’s heads to see if they are thinking more creative thoughts at one time rather than another; but we can see and discuss how they express creativity through their behaviours, activities, experiences and outcomes. The NACCCE definition of creativity encompasses processes of imagining, fashioning, pursuit of purpose, and evaluation of originality and value.

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