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How can primary school teachers use technology to promote inclusive practice? With so many new technologies being developed and made available to schools, how do we ensure that we select resources that enhance inclusive teaching in the classroom? How do we make sure that new technologies are integrated into every day teaching?

Rebecca Heaton Jean Edwards

Creative arts pedagogies and practices in education enable criticality (Nilson et al., 2013). They enhance cognitive development (Eisner, 2002; Efland, 2002), assist in building communities (Lawton, 2014) and facilitate engagement with lived and virtual worlds (Wegerif, 2012). With these factors in mind, the contribution the creative arts makes to education becomes clearer. However, despite this, in England the creative arts in education continue to be marginalised (Adams and Hiett, 2012; Pooley and Rowell, 2016; NSEAD, 2016). In this chapter we exemplify how and why technology should be embedded in the creative arts, with a specific focus on the subject area of art and design. We conceptualise what the creative arts and art are, ...

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