‘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

Creativity In Education: History And Theoretical Background

Creativity In Education: History And Theoretical Background

Learning objectives in this chapter:

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  • To understand the changing place of creativity in the primary school curriculum over the past decades
  • To be introduced to the work of some of the key researchers and theorists in the area
  • To consider the place of creativity in primary schools at the present time

In the past few decades creativity has been both out of and in fashion in educational theory, policy and practice. In this chapter we look at the place creativity has occupied both today and in past decades in the primary school curriculum.

Relevant Teachers’ Standards for this chapter

A teacher must:

3  Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge

3b  demonstrate a critical understanding of developments in the subject and curriculum ...

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