Creative Teaching / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563084768
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/15/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. 1 The Nature of Creativity
Module 1 Creativity's Many Faces 1
Module 2 Rediscovering Your Hidden Creativity 18
Pt. 2 Skills and Tools for Creative Teaching
Module 3 The Creative Teacher at Work 33
Module 4 Building Skills for Creative Teaching 55
Pt. 3 Applications of Tools for Creative Teaching
Module 5 Discussions and Seminars 79
Module 6 Observing, Describing, and Imagining 95
Module 7 Writing and Telling Stories 111
Module 8 Choice Mapping 132
Module 9 Role-Playing and Enactments 156
Module 10 Creative Teaching in the Real World 177
App. 1 Suggested Readings for Socratic Seminars 201
App. 2 Multicultural Readings and Authors 203
App. 3 Preparing Slides and Transparencies from Books 207
App. 4 Comments on Skill Development Activities 10-1 and 10-2 209
References 211
Index 217
About the Author 225
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