‘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

Building The Skills To Work Creatively

Building The Skills To Work Creatively

Building The Skills To Work Creatively

Learning objectives in this chapter:

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  • To understand different learning skills – what they are and why they are important
  • To understand thinking skills – what they are and why they are important
  • To consider how to teach and foster those skills

For a child to be able to work creatively there is a whole array of skills, attributes and dispositions that they will need. Many of these are not school- or learning-specific but will be being learned and fostered in a range of situations at home and in the wider world. Many children will come to school with a well-developed ‘toolkit’ of learning and thinking skills that they may not be aware of but that they ...

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