Creative Teaching / Edition 1

Creative Teaching / Edition 1

by James Downing
     
 

Tap into hidden creativity, engage students in the learning process, and foster creative thinking and expression with innovative techniques based on Downing's research and experience. Some 75 activities that allow users to practice skills as they acquire them are accompanied by dozens of sample lessons and numerous tips for getting started and avoiding pitfalls.

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Tap into hidden creativity, engage students in the learning process, and foster creative thinking and expression with innovative techniques based on Downing's research and experience. Some 75 activities that allow users to practice skills as they acquire them are accompanied by dozens of sample lessons and numerous tips for getting started and avoiding pitfalls. Imaginary excursions, choice mapping, Socratic seminars, storytelling, question stringing, scripted interviews, ensemble reading-and more-any educator can use these techniques. Grades K-12.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563084768
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/15/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.51(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. 1The Nature of Creativity
Module 1Creativity's Many Faces1
Module 2Rediscovering Your Hidden Creativity18
Pt. 2Skills and Tools for Creative Teaching
Module 3The Creative Teacher at Work33
Module 4Building Skills for Creative Teaching55
Pt. 3Applications of Tools for Creative Teaching
Module 5Discussions and Seminars79
Module 6Observing, Describing, and Imagining95
Module 7Writing and Telling Stories111
Module 8Choice Mapping132
Module 9Role-Playing and Enactments156
Module 10Creative Teaching in the Real World177
App. 1Suggested Readings for Socratic Seminars201
App. 2Multicultural Readings and Authors203
App. 3Preparing Slides and Transparencies from Books207
App. 4Comments on Skill Development Activities 10-1 and 10-2209
References211
Index217
About the Author225

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