Creative Children, Imaginative Teaching

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Creativity is a term often discussed in relation to education, particularly in primary schools. This book sets out to explore what it means in both practical and theoretical terms for children, teachers and the context in which they work. The key areas of planning, resourcing, organizing, managing and assessing creativity are dealt with in an accessible and readable style. Cameos and classroom examples are used in order to indicate effective strategies for promoting creativity within and across curriculum ...
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Overview

Creativity is a term often discussed in relation to education, particularly in primary schools. This book sets out to explore what it means in both practical and theoretical terms for children, teachers and the context in which they work. The key areas of planning, resourcing, organizing, managing and assessing creativity are dealt with in an accessible and readable style. Cameos and classroom examples are used in order to indicate effective strategies for promoting creativity within and across curriculum subjects. Creativity is shown to be a powerful force that can be harnessed to increase the learning potential of both teachers and children.
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Explores what creativity means in both practical and theoretical terms for children, teachers, and the context in which they work. Cameos and classroom examples are used to demonstrate strategies for promoting creativity within and across curriculum subjects. Discussion centers on planning, resourcing, managing, and assessing creativity. Creativity is shown to be a powerful force that can be harnessed to increase the learning potential of both teachers and children. Includes b&w photos. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Series editor's preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 'This creative messing about is all very well, but what about the 3 Rs?': Creativity and learning 9
2 'They can't all be creative can they?': Creativity and equal opportunities 32
3 'He just keeps knocking things down!': The creative process and the product 54
4 'I don't know if she's naughty or just a nonconformist': Creativity and the imagination 75
5 'I'm not creative myself': Creativity and originality 93
6 'Life, the universe, and 3C's sunflowers': Creativity and nature 120
Conclusion 142
References 144
Index 152
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