‘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 Makes A Creative Teacher?

What Makes A Creative Teacher?

What Makes A Creative Teacher?

Learning objectives in this chapter:

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To understand the key knowledge, skills and interactions that a teacher needs to teach effectively both creatively and to foster creativity, including:

  • To model creative working processes yourself
  • To be able to identify creativity in others
  • To be able to foster creativity in others
  • To be able to encourage creativity in others
  • To have and enhance the personal attributes that enable you to identify, foster and encourage creativity in others
  • To identify and foster in yourself the pedagogic skills necessary to identify, foster and encourage creativity in others

Many teachers claim that they themselves are not creative. They sincerely believe this but what they usually mean is that they are not talented in the arts. In the ...

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