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Creativity in Primary Education

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Primary trainees need an understanding of the role creativity plays in learning and teaching to enable them to be creative practitioners themselves, and to develop creativity in their pupils. The third edition of this popular text retains key material, but it has been updated and revised to include two new chapters. Newly examined is the theme of the creative curriculum, supporting trainees to see how effective curriculum design can enhance creative teaching. The book is linked to the Standards and the new ...
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Overview

Primary trainees need an understanding of the role creativity plays in learning and teaching to enable them to be creative practitioners themselves, and to develop creativity in their pupils. The third edition of this popular text retains key material, but it has been updated and revised to include two new chapters. Newly examined is the theme of the creative curriculum, supporting trainees to see how effective curriculum design can enhance creative teaching. The book is linked to the Standards and the new National Curriculum.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844451982
  • Publisher: Learning Matters
  • Publication date: 5/8/2009
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 204
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Anthony Wilson works as a Teaching Fellow in Primary English at the University of Exeter. A published poet, his books include “How Far From Here Is Home?” (Stride, 1996), “The Difference” (Aldeburgh Poetry Trust, 1999) and “Nowhere Better Than This” (Worple Press, 2002). He has held writing residencies for Apples and Snakes Poets, The Aldeburgh Poetry Trust and The Poetry Society, for whom he co-edited The Poetry Book for Primary Schools (Poetry Society, 1998), “an inspirational compilation” according to the Times Educational Supplement. In addition, he has lectured on Tate Britain's Speaking Pictures and Visual Paths programmes, organises training for teachers with the Poetry Society, and is a trainer for the Poetry Society's poetry class team.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Part 1: Setting the scene
Changes in the landscape for creativity in education
Thinking about creativity: developing ideas, making things happen
Creative teachers and creative teaching
Play and playfulness in the Early Years Foundation Stage
Creativity and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
Part 2: Creativity in the core primary curriculum
Creativity and literacy
What is creativity in science education?
Creative mathematics
Part 3: Creativity in the foundation primary curriculum
Children, creativity and PE
Creative and imaginative primary art and design
Creativity in the music curriculum
What has creativity got to do with citizenship education?
Creativity in primary design and technology
Creativity in primary history
Creativity in primary geography
References
Index
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