‘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

A Creative Child In A Creative Classroom

A Creative Child In A Creative Classroom
A Creative Child In A Creative Classroom

In this second section we concentrate on the way children can be creative in their learning. As a teacher you will have to recognise opportunities and plan activities to develop the skills that children need to be creative. We identify those skills and the techniques teachers can use to develop them with examples from classroom practice to place them in a recognisable context.

Learning and thinking skills crucial to working creatively are considered, including learning stamina, trial and improvement, generating ideas, group-work and communities of enquiry. Creativity can only flourish where there is a classroom ethos that encourages and fosters it, so in this section we look at the influence of classroom ...

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