‘A highly practical overview of creative teaching and learning for both novice and seasoned primary teachers; this second edition features useful content on the new National Curriculum in England, such as possibilities for creativity in different subjects and consideration of creative assessment. In a nutshell, super-accessible and inspiring!’ -Emese Hall, PGCE Primary Lead & MA Creative Arts in Education Tutor, University of Exeter Creativity is an integral element of any primary classroom, and the new curriculum allows greater freedom than ever before to incorporate this in your teaching. Being a creative teacher involves generating new ideas, reflecting upon and evaluating different teaching approaches, and establishing an environment that supports creativity in your pupils. Filled with ideas, activities and reflective tasks and underpinned by relevant theory, this practical book explores how to develop as a creative teacher, empowering you to implement your own engaging and inspiring approaches to planning, teaching and assessment. Drawing from detailed real-life examples, this second edition includes: • Updated links to the new National Curriculum and Teachers’ Standards • More guidance for each curriculum subject area • Increased coverage of assessment and creative teaching for differentiation
What do we want a classroom in a primary school in the second decade of the twenty-first century to look like? Children sat in rows looking at the board? Children involved in investigations and experimentation? Children working silently and alone? Children debating enthusiastically in groups? Or perhaps all of these things at different times? And what do we mean by a ‘classroom’? Could the learning be happening outside, in the community or a natural environment?
As teachers, we need to help prepare young people for life in a rapidly changing society where they can be innovative, responsive and fulfilled. We will need the ability to use methods of teaching and learning within a curriculum that will make that possible.
Many schools have been adapting what and ...