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.

New Technologies and Creativity

New technologies and creativity

By the end of this chapter you should understand:

  • how the development of your own skills with ICT relates to the award of QTS;
  • what the role of ICT in the curriculum should be, both at a general and a subject level;
  • how the educational use of ICT is situated within an educational context and how this can be investigated;
  • how ICT facilitates teaching creatively, teaching for creativity and creative learning.

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

Q17, Q23, Q25a

Introduction

The application of new technologies to support and develop teaching and learning has fundamentally altered the ways in which teachers and students are able to work. Bonnett describes the last ten years of the twentieth century as being ...

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