‘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 IS CREATIVITY?
This section introduces the whole area of creativity to give you a clear understanding of what it is and how it can be applied in primary education. The key elements of creativity are identified and we begin to explore the way they might manifest themselves in a primary classroom. The three different types of creativity in education are outlined and discussed, and the potential benefits and drawbacks of a more creative approach in the classroom are considered for both teachers and their pupils. The changing place of creativity in the primary school curriculum over the past decades is outlined, and you will be introduced to the work of some of the key researchers and theorists in the area. The ...