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.

Creative Learning – Learning to Think in New Ways

Creative learning – learning to think in new ways

By the end of this chapter you should:

  • have thought about what learning is and what it entails;
  • have considered what is going when learning takes place;
  • have reflected on what the contribution of creativity is to learning;
  • have thought about what makes creative learning different from other types of learning.

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

Q1, Q7, Q8, Q10, Q15, Q22, Q25, Q29, Q30, Q31

Introduction

This chapter investigates the main issues from the overall diagram, as shown in Figure 4.1.

Fig. 4.1. Chapter 4: overview

Views of Learning

In Chapter 1 we considered the nature of learning under three headings – behaviourist, cognitive and situated. Even within the ...

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