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 Motivation

Creativity and motivation

By the end of this chapter you should have:

  • examined how motivation plays an important part in creativity for students and teachers;
  • explored notions of extrinsic and intrinsic motivation and how these can help or hinder creativity in the classroom;
  • considered a range of motivational attributes for creativity and begun to think how these will inform your future teaching.

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

Q1, Q2, 012, Q19, Q25, Q27, Q28


This book has promoted a view of creativity in the classroom that is holistic, in the sense that creativity is fostered and developed when a number of elements come together within a specific teaching or learning environment. The precise elements that are required are debated quite vigorously ...

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