‘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

Case Studies: Creativity In Practice

Case Studies: Creativity In Practice

Learning objectives in this chapter:

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  • To understand how the theories and ideas introduced in this book can be integrated into practice in the primary classroom
  • To recognise aspects of creative teaching, creative learning and teaching to develop creativity within case studies of planning and teaching in primary schools

In this chapter we will look at a series of case studies from different primary schools which illustrate elements of planning, teaching and learning creatively, and teaching to develop creativity in the children involved.

Both the previous case studies were for extended periods of planning. The next example is for a single session, though it lasted for a whole morning.

Relevant Teachers’ Standards for this chapter

A teacher must:

4 Plan and teach well ...

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