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Creative Children Imaginative Teaching

Author : Beetlestone, Florence
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Florence Beetlestone explores what creativity means in both practical and theoretical terms for children, teachers and the context in which they work.

Young Children and the Arts

Author : Carol KornBursztyn
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Young Children and the Arts: Nurturing Imagination and Creativity examines the place of the arts in the experiences of young and very young children at home and in outofhome settings at school and in the community. There is great need for development of resources in the arts specifically designed to introduce babies and toddlers to participatory experiences in the visual arts, dance, music, and storytelling/theater. This book presents valuable guidelines for early childhood teachers, families, caregivers and community organizations. Young Children and the Arts presents a comprehensive approach to the arts that is aligned with early childhood developmentally appropriate practice and that combines an exploratory, materialsbased approach with an aestheticeducation approach for children from birth to eight years of age. It addresses both how the arts are foundational to learning, and how teachers and parents can nurture young children’s developing imagination and creativity. The models presented emphasize a participatory approach, introducing young children to the arts through activities that call for engagement, initiative and creative activity. Additionally, Young Children and the Arts addresses the intersection of early childhood education and the arts—at points of convergence, and at moments of tension. The role of families and communities in developing and promoting arts suffused experiences for and with young children are addressed. Young Children and the Arts examines the role of innovative arts policy in supporting a broadbased early arts program across the diverse settings in which young children and their families live, work, and learn.

Play and Creativity in Art Teaching

Author : George Szekely
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In Play and Creativity in Art Teaching, esteemed art educator George Szekely draws on his two classic volumes, Encouraging Creativity in Art Lessons and From Play to Art, to create a new book for new times. The central premise is that art teachers are not only a source of knowledge about art but also a catalyst for creating conditions that encourage students to use their own ideas for making art. By observing children at play and using props and situations familiar to them, teachers can build on children’s energy and self-initiated discoveries to inspire school art that comes from the child’s imagination. The foundation of this teaching approach is the belief that the essential goal of art teaching is to inspire children to behave like artists, that art comes from within themselves and not from the art teacher. Play and Creativity in Art Teaching offers plans for the study of children’s play and for discovering creative art teaching as a way to bring play into the art room. While it does not offer a teaching formula or a single set of techniques to be followed, it demystifies art and shows how teachers can help children find art in familiar and ordinary places, accessible to everyone. This book also speaks to parents and the important roles they can play in supporting school art programs and nourishing the creativity of their children.

Creativity in Primary Education

Author : Anthony Wilson
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A sound understanding of the role primary creativity plays in learning and teaching will help trainee teachers become creative practitioners and develop creativity in their pupils. The second edition of this popular text retains key material from the previous book, but it has been substantially updated and revised to include six new chapters which explore creativity in both a subject specific context as well as the broader issues of creativity in SMSC and the Foundation Stage. The book is linked throughout to the Standards for the award of QTS and also considers important government agendas such as Every Child Matters.

Creativity and Early Years Education

Author : Anna Craft
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Most people accept that early years education should aim to develop children's creativity, but this raises a number of questions: What is creativity? How does it relate to such concepts as imagination, self-expression and intelligence? Why is it valuable?--and in what ways? Can creativity be taught? And, if so, how? And how can it be assessed?In this carefully-weighed, clearly written and scholarly study, Anna Craft answers these and related questions, providing in the process a comprehensive guide to creativity for all those who work with children in the early years.

Learning to Teach in the Primary School

Author : James Arthur
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Presents strategies for effective elementary school teaching, covering such topics as managing classroom behavior, lesson plans, and understanding how students learn.

Supporting Creativity And Imagination In The Early Years

Author : Duffy, Bernadette
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Reviews of the first edition “In addition to expected information about developmental stages and caregiver response, Duffy discusses diversity and accessibility issues that affect children’s response to opportunities to express their creativity … an admirably detailed guide to creativity for persons involved in caring for young children.†Education Review “The strength of Bernadette Duffy’s book is her ability to share through tables, examples, theory and reflections her deep understanding of children’s creative process…†Montessori International Magazine Learning through the arts has the potential to stimulate open ended activity that encourages discovery, exploration, experimentation and invention, thus contributing to children’s development in all areas of learning and helping to make the curriculum meaningful to them. Bernadette Duffy draws on her extensive experience of promoting young children's creativity and imagination to examine how visual representations, music, dance, imaginative play and drama can enable children to express their feelings, thoughts and responses. She highlights examples of good practice and provides practical guidance for those working with young children in a variety of settings, including home, school and centre-based care. Updated throughout, this second edition considers creativity and imagination in the light of contemporary initiatives such as Every Child Matters, Birth to Three Matters, Sure Start and the Foundation Stage curriculum. Supporting Creativity and Imagination in the Early Yearsis essential reading for early years practitioners and students, as well as anyone who delights in young children's learning and development and wants to explore new ways of supporting it.

Creative Teaching and Learning

Author : Marilyn Fryer
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This book provides a comprehensive account of teaching for creativity. It is based on the views of over one thousand teachers and further education lecturers in the United Kingdom (working in a wide range of subject areas with young people from 5 to 18x years) about creativity development and its relation to everyday classroom life. It is set in the context of the most relevant research on which the author, a qualified teacher, lecturer and psychologist, offers her individual perspective. Suggestions for future educational practice and creativity research are offered. The book explores what is involved in creativity, how this can be assessed, and how to recognize creative behaviour and understand the creative process. The teachers' and lecturers' views on every aspect of developing creativity are included, together with practical guidelines for developing appropriate problem-solving skills. Attention is drawn to the landmark work of key creativity development practitioners. The author argues that creativity and innovation need to be taken as seriously in education as in successful modern organizations, to enable young people to deal effectively with the accelerating rate of technological, social and economic change.

Developing Creativity in the Primary School

Author : Jill Jesson
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This book suggests ways to develop the creativity of teachers, groups and individuals using theories and practical examples.

Children and Art Teaching

Author : Keith Gentle
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Play Learning and the Early Childhood Curriculum

Author : Elizabeth Wood
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This timely second edition explores recent developments which strongly endorse play as an integral part of the curriculum.

Playing to Learn

Author : Sandra Smidt
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Sandra Smidt sets out to explain what play is and why it is so important as one of the key ways of learning, particularly - but not solely - for young children. She argues that all play is purposeful, and can only truly considered to be play when the child has chosen what to do, where and how to do it. Using case studies drawn from all over the world, Smidt challenges some of the prevailing myths relating to play and pays close attention to what it is that early years professionals need to do to interpet the play, understand its purpose for the child and sometimes extend it. Attention is paid to the close links that play has with creativity, and the author also highlights the importance of being able to explain to colleagues, parents and even those in government, why play matters so much in terms of learning and development. This book will be of interest to anyone involved in early years’ education.

Engaging Imagination and Developing Creativity in Education

Author : Kieran Egan
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Imagination is the Source of Creativity and Invention This series of essays has been collected expressly to bring readers new ideas about imagination and creativity in education that will both stimulate discussion and debate and also contribute practical ideas for how to infuse our daily classrooms with imaginative activities. In a world that values creative innovation, it is distressing that our schools are dominated by an educational paradigm that pays too little attention to engaging the imagination and emotions of students in the curriculum and the worlds challenges that the curriculum is designed to prepare students to meet. The ability of children to think creatively, to be innovative, enterprising, and capable, depends greatly on providing a rich imagination-based educational environment. It is only when we consider the imagination a vital component of our lives and one of the great workhorses of learning that we recognize the importance of adding the imaginative to the study of the affective, cognitive, and physical modes of our development. Doing so fills a gap that has led to incomplete accounts of childrens development, their subsequent learning needs, and indeed, how to fulfill these needs in educational environments. This discussion, about the importance of imagination and creativity in education, has been taken up by researchers and educators around the world. It is represented here by writings from authors from Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Italy, Israel, Japan, and Romania. In the first part of this book these authors explore and discuss theories of development, imagination, and creativity. In the second part they extend these theories to broader social issues such as responsible citizenship, gender, and special needs education, to new approaches to curriculum subjects such as literacy, science, and mathematics, and to the educational environment of the museum.

Boost Your Child s Creativity Teach Yourself

Author : Victoria Wilson
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Every parent wants their child to achieve their full potential. Whatever your child's interest or inclincation, from art to music, sport to cookery, this book contains hundreds of practical and proven suggestions that will help them not only to develop certain skills, but also to feel socially and mentally confident. Designed for all ages from birth to preschool, the everyday activities, games, tasks and exercises in this easy to follow book will really help your young child to get the best possible head start. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at to give you a richer understanding of your child's creative development. THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Primary Special Needs and the National Curriculum

Author : Ann Lewis
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This new edition of Ann Lewis's widely acclaimed text has been substantially revised and updated to take into account the recent revisions to the National Curriculum and the guidance of the Code of Practice. It provides: *an analysis of the issues and practicalities of implementing the National Curriculum at primary school level *an exploration of the main trends concerning the education of children with learning difficulties *guidelines on safeguarding a broad curriculum, assessing children's learning and helping all children gain access to the National Curriculum Related issues such as the grouping of children, the role of the special needs coordinator, resources, record keeping and the legal position are also examined. These areas are explored in the light of classroom practice, evidence about the impact of the National Curriculum to date and wider research evidence and policy analysis.

CPS for Kids

Author : Bob Eberle
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Guide children to new heights with the Creative Problem Solving methods outlined in CPS for Kids. This book will teach your students an exciting and powerful problem-solving method from start to finish. Each step in the process, from finding problems, to finding solutions, is outlined in detail and includes accompanying activities on reproducible pages. Designed for students in grades 2–8, these activities are challenging and interesting. Creative Problem Solving is a process that allows people to apply both creative and critical thinking to find solutions to everyday problems. CPS can eliminate the tendency to approach problems in a haphazard manner and, consequently, prevents surprises and/or disappointment with the solution. Students will learn to work together or individually to find appropriate and unique solutions to real-world problems they may face by using this tested method. Most importantly, they will be challenged to think both creatively and critically as they tackle each problem they face. CPS for Kids includes 30 reproducible classroom activities.

Teaching Children to Think

Author : Robert Fisher
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This book describes and analyzes programs and approaches to the teaching of thinking from all around the world, providing ideas for teachers to use in their own classrooms. With new summaries for each chapter, this new updated version includes more practical ideas to start the day thinking. Teaching Children to Think features more on emotional intelligence, cognitive acceleration, and the use of ICT in teaching thinking; while also providing more on assessment, new resources, and weblinks.

Interactive Children Communicative Teaching

Author : Cook, Deirdre
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This sympathetic and accessible book aims to support teachers in providing rich learning experiences for children through the use of information and communications technology. The focus throughout is on pedagogy and the authors draw consistently upon an educational perspective which emphasises the socially and culturally influenced nature of learning.

A Creative Approach to Teaching Writing

Author : Steve Bowkett
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Why should children learn to write fluently? What difference will it make to them and the opportunities available to them later on in life? The ability to communicate clearly, accurately and persuasively is a vital life skill. Deficiencies in motivation and thinking skills pervade the challenge of improving children's literacy levels. Get Them Thinking Like Writers! combines practical activities to help children aged 7-11 develop their writing skills, with insights into the attitude that experienced writers apply to their craft. The activities explore different working methods - such as how authors tap into and develop their creativity and how they deal with 'writer's block' - and are supported by strategies for thinking that will develop children's literacy and the way they use language to express their opinions in all subject areas. Steve Bowkett, author, storyteller and education consultant, provides the key concepts and learning benefits of each strategy, along with a series of activities, extension ideas and useful links. Linked resources can be found on the series companion website.

An Imaginative Approach to Teaching

Author : Kieran Egan
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Educational bandwagons come and go, but student engagement in learning is an enduring concern. This book shows how an imaginative approach to teaching and learning, one that values and builds upon the way a child understands his or her experiences, can encourage students to become more knowledgeable and creative in their thinking. The author explains how people's imaginations work in five different zones of understanding, and he shows how to use these zones and the journey through them to nurture teachers' and students' imaginations