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.

Creativity and Inclusion

Creativity and inclusion

By the end of this chapter you should:

  • have a clear understanding of what is meant by inclusion and how creative approaches to teaching and learning can create an inclusive educational environment;
  • distinguish between different types of creative outcomes and processes which demonstrate that all students can be creative in varying degrees;
  • be able to think through how generic creative attributes apply within your own subject area and formulate approaches to teaching and learning that encourage their development.

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

Q1, Q2, Q7, Q10, Q19


Creativity is for all! It is vital that we state this clearly and unambiguously at the beginning of this important chapter. As we have seen in the previous chapters, creativity ...

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