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Why should we foster creativity in primary English? A practical and accessible text that demonstrates how creative thinking and learning can support primary English teaching. With chapters mapped to the Teachers’ Standards and links to the new National Curriculum, each chapter provides a case study exploring high-quality primary English practice including planning, rationale and ideas for the classroom. These are fully grounded in a wide range of theoretical frameworks, viewpoints and values. Reflective activities in each chapter offering practical exercises and additional reading suggestions, encourage trainee teachers to further their understanding of how theory translates to classroom practice. This inspiring book helps support learning, teaching and assessment without losing innovation, excitement and motivation for both teachers and children.

Cracking the concept Creative thinking, creative teaching, creative integration
Cracking the concept: Creative thinking, creative teaching, creative integration
Learning outcomes

By reading this chapter, you will have:

  • Explored the concepts of creative thinking, teaching and integration
  • Understood the differences between critical thinking and creative thinking
  • Explored the concepts of creative teaching and teaching for creativity
  • Explored some teaching approaches that facilitate these aspects of creativity
Chapter overview

The Introduction makes a case for creativity, drawing attention to some definitions and also to the three key elements of creativity in the title of this chapter. This chapter explores the concepts of creative thinking, teaching and integration in more depth and connects to definitions of creativity. Drawing on seminal work from leading writers on creative thinking, this chapter will explore different models of creative ...

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