‘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

The Key Elements Of Creativity

The Key Elements Of Creativity

The Key Elements Of Creativity

Learning objectives in this chapter:

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  • To understand the three different types of creativity in education
  • To know how creativity has been defined
  • To recognise the key elements of creativity
  • To consider the potential benefits and drawbacks of a more creative approach in the classroom

Ask a group of teachers what they mean by creativity and you will get a huge range of responses. Creativity means very different things to different people, and in terms of the primary classroom teachers can often find it hard to envisage what it actually looks like, let alone plan to encourage or foster it. This chapter will clarify the concepts so that we can be sure we are understanding creativity in the same ...

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