Creativity is increasingly seen as central to good learning and teaching throughout the curriculum. This book examines the political and educational context behind such developments and looks at dilemmas faced by trainee teachers as they begin their teaching practice. Demonstrating what creativity is, how it evolves and how it can be nurtured in various teaching contexts, it enables trainees to develop creativity in their teaching role and in their pupils' learning. Throughout, the book links clearly to the new Professional Standards for QTS and presents exercises, subject-based case studies and teaching examples to engage and support all secondary trainees.

Teaching for Creativity

Teaching for creativity

By the end of this chapter you should:

  • have considered how teaching for creativity affects your role as a teacher;
  • have considered how you can teach your subject to foster and encourage creativity;
  • have learned about theoretical approaches to creativity and learning;
  • have developed theories, concepts, ideas and strategies to enable you to teach for creativity.

This chapter will help you to meet the following Professional Standards for QTS:

Q1, Q3, Q4, Q6, Q7, Q8, Q10, Q18, Q19, Q22, Q25, Q28, Q29, Q30


This chapter investigates the main issues from the overall diagram, as shown in Figure 3.1

Fig. 3.1. Chapter 3: overview

Planning for Creativity

Sometimes a creative moment can happen unexpectedly in your classroom. While some teachers are able to take as their mantra the unexpected is ...

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