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Creative approaches to teaching and learning - transient art

Creative approaches to teaching and learning - transient art

Key Ideas Explored in this Chapter

  • ‘transient art’
  • ‘creativity’
  • how you might use transient art to support and extend children's learning in an ECEC setting
  • whether it is possible to teach creativity.

Transient Art

The essential element of transient art is impermanence. A number of different styles and ‘ways of creating’ come under the umbrella of transient art but the connecting element is this impermanence. For very young children, this could include creating from play dough, with crazy foam, by finger painting or with ‘gloop’ and these will all be very familiar. The truth is we generally rush children on from this initial engagement with transient art towards producing pictures, paintings and ...

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