Children are born equipped with creative capacities: the drive to explore, to hypothesize, to make connections and to communicate. 5x5x5=creativity is discovering how this creative potential can be supported in children’s and adults’ lives, in educational settings and in their homes. This arts-based research project sees creativity as a life-wide capacity that affects all aspects of children’s development.5x5x5=creativity originally involved five educational settings, five artists and five cultural centers (galleries, theatres, music centers) working in dynamic, multi-professional and researchful partnerships to support young children’s creativity. Although influenced by the creative educational approach of early years’ settings in Reggio Emilia in Italy, it has developed it own identity. This book shares the discoveries over seven years’ experience in over 55 schools and preschools in five local authorities. This account of the process that has proved so successful will whet the appetites of others. The book aims to inspire and transform personal and professional practice.Visually exciting, multi-layered and rich in information, the book considers: the philosophical framework, based on valuing children as competent creative learners; the context and history of the approach; case studies and adults’ and children’s stories of transformative learning; the practical framework of the collaborative researchful practice; and integrated working in partnerships.There is a dearth of material for artists working in educational settings and this book offers valuable information to museums, galleries, and theatres. Artists and educators also contribute chapters.
|Publisher:||Stylus Publishing, LLC|
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; PrefaceMike Young; Authors; Contributors; IntroductionPenny Hay; 1) Our Philosophical FrameworkPenny Hay; 2) The Wider ContextMary Fawcett and Penny Hay; 3) Making 5x5x5=creativity Work: The Invisible Framework: a) The Role of DocumentationAndrea Sully and Ed Harker; b) Creative and Reflective CycleSusi Bancroft and Mary Fawcett; c) Collaboration and PartnershipSusi Bancroft and Mary Fawcett; d) The Role of the Mentor in 5x5x5=creativityMary Fawcett and Penny Hay; e) Evaluation and ResearchSusi Bancroft and Mary Fawcett; f) Professional DevelopmentSusi Bancroft and Mary Fawcett; 4) 5x5x5=creativity in Practice: a) Kinder Garden NurseryLiz Elders, Deborah Aguirre Jones and Mary Fawcett; b) Twerton Infant SchoolAnna Ashby, Jayne Rochford Smith and Mary Fawcett; c) St Saviour’s Nursery and Infant SchoolEd Harker and Mary Fawcett; d) John: A Child StudyKaren Wallis; LEARNING STORIES: a) Freshford Primary SchoolTessa Richardson Jones, Catharine Naylor and Sam Mosley; b) Bishop Henderson Primary SchoolAnnabelle Macfadyen and Sandy Shepherd; c) The Bog Square Footprints Children’s CentreLindsey Fuller; d) Three Ways Special SchoolLesley Hunt and Helen Jury; LINES OF INQUIRY: a) Learning DispositionsSusi Bancroft, Mary Fawcett and Penny Hay; b) Fantasy PlaySusi Bancroft; c) The OutdoorsLiz Elders and Mary Fawcett; d) Musical IntelligencesMandy Adams and Mary Fawcett; e) Creative Digital TechnologiesLiz Elders, Mary Fawcett, Lindsey Fuller and Ed Harker; 5) Perspectives on 5x5x5=creativity: a) Educators’ PerspectivesEdited by Mary Fawcett and David Allinson; b) Parents’ PerspectivesEdited by Mary Fawcett and Penny Hay; 6) Artists in 5x5x5=creativity: a) The Role of the Artist in 5x5x5=creativityDeborah Aguirre Jones and Gill Nichol, Edited by Penny Hay and Mary Fawcett; b) AND (Artists Network Development)Penny Hay, Catherine Lamont Robinson and Karen Wallis; c) An Artist’s JournalCatherine Lamont-Robinson, Edited by Susi Bancroft and Mary Fawcett; 7) Cultural Centres and 5x5x5=creativityKate Cross and Penny Ha; 8) 5x5x5=creativity: Our Learning, Our LegacyPenny Hay; References; Index.