Creative Education Teaching and Learning

This book highlights a range of innovative teaching techniques successfully employed by teachers from a range of disciplines and education levels in order to share knowledge regarding creative education.

Author: Gayle Brewer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137402141

Category: Education

Page: 360

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Educators and education policy has increasingly acknowledged the value of creativity and creative approaches to education in particular. This book highlights a range of innovative teaching techniques successfully employed by teachers from a range of disciplines and education levels in order to share knowledge regarding creative education.

Creative Teaching Approaches In The Lifelong Learning Sector

This practical book explores creative ways of teaching and learning in the lifelong learning sector and provides a toolkit of creative teaching approaches with the potential to transform your teaching practice.

Author: Harvey, Brendon

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335246304

Category: Education

Page: 167

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This practical book explores creative ways of teaching and learning in the lifelong learning sector and provides a toolkit of creative teaching approaches with the potential to transform your teaching practice. Drawing on various techniques and diverse environments the book illustrates a variety of approaches, offering insights and conclusions drawn from a rich range of practice examples and highlighting the potential pitfalls of creative practices. The book tackles crucial issues such as: The characteristics of a creative tutor Boosting your creative confidence, and that of your learners Creative methods to excite and engage learners Constructing a creative session Developing resilience and self-care strategies Throughout the book there are activities, reflection points and extension tasks, as well as the frequent use of symbols and cross-referencing notes to help you see the links between sections. Creative Teaching Approaches in the Lifelong Learning Sector will appeal to trainee and experienced teachers working in the lifelong learning sector, including further and higher education, work-based learning, and adult and community settings. "So much more than a manual or menu of how to bring creativity into teaching, this book will be refreshing for experienced lecturers, trainers and teachers, and an inspirational as well as reassuring font of ideas for those new to the role. In addition to presenting practical ideas for individuals to use, Brendon Harvey and Josie Harvey's book is uniquely valuable in addressing institutional challenges that can face those introducing new creative ways of working, as well as providing counsel on how the lecturer/trainer/teacher can protect their own well-being when stepping into creative territory." Dr Clare Rigg, Head of Department of Business, Hotel, Catering & Tourism, Institute of Technology Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland "Brendon and Josie have drawn on their wealth of experience to co-author a practical teaching guide to meet the needs of 21st century learners in the Lifelong Learning Sector. It is an excellent guide for both those new to teaching and also those seeking to meet the challenges of becoming more creative and using new technologies and social media more effectively in their professional practise. For the new teacher, there is a welcoming section addressing some of the anxieties which may be present before and during the early stages of practise as well as great examples of what to include in a creative session without breaking the bank! The final section focuses on creativity within the organisational context and introduces us to the 'Trojan Mouse' and the benefits of action research. This is a recommended read for anyone looking to update their practice." Debbie Fletcher, Vice Principal of Leeds City College "Drawing on their own experiences, as shared with us in the stories of their respective journeys from the world of traditional teaching and training methods and environments to that of creative active engagement of and with learners, the Harveys provide valuable insights into and a practical guide for learning facilitators in a variety of contexts to take or enhance their own journeys into the use of Creative Approaches in the Lifelong Learning Sector. Complete with stories, cases, and examples supported by provocative thinking points and activities and exercises for learning facilitators, this is a must-have resource. Consistent with their message, this is a creatively written and presented practical guide that inspires outside-the-box thought and action eschewing any attempts to provide "recipes" but rather championing the need for diversity of methods and approaches based on learners, setting, context, and other variables." Tony G. LeTrent-Jones, Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina, USA, and Elon University, USA

Creativity in Education Learning

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: A. J. Cropley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780749434472

Category: Education

Page: 202

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Looks at creativity in education and learning, examining in detail the roles of thinking, personality, motivation and social factors in creativity. Provides readers at all levels guidelines for fostering creativity, with an international and historical sweep.

Creative Teaching and Learning

This book provides a comprehensive account of teaching for creativity.

Author: Marilyn Fryer

Publisher: Paul Chapman Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015037479469

Category: Education

Page: 135

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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.

Teaching Religious Education Creatively

Key topics explored include: What is creative teaching and learning? Why is it important to teach creatively and teach for creativity? What is Religious Education?

Author: Sally Elton-Chalcraft

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317804789

Category: Education

Page: 194

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Teaching Religious Education Creatively offers a brand new approach for the primary classroom and is crammed full of innovative ideas for bringing the teaching of RE to life. It helps teachers understand what constitutes a healthy curriculum that will encourage children to appreciate and understand different belief systems. Perhaps most importantly, it also challenges teachers to understand RE as a transformatory subject that offers children the tools to be discerning, to work out their own beliefs and answer puzzling questions. Underpinned by the latest research and theory and with contemporary, cutting-edge practice at the forefront, expert authors emphasise creative thinking strategies and teaching creatively. Key topics explored include: What is creative teaching and learning? Why is it important to teach creatively and teach for creativity? What is Religious Education? Why is it important for children to learn ‘about’ and ‘from’ religion? How can you teach non-biased RE creatively as a discrete subject and integrate it with other curriculum areas? Teaching Religious Education Creatively is for all teachers who want to learn more about innovative teaching and learning in RE in order to improve understanding and enjoyment and transform their own as well as their pupil’s lives.

The Creative Teaching Learning Resource Book

The companion to the Creative Teaching and Learning Toolkit presents over 200 tips, tools and practical strategies for more effective teaching and learning that can be used in your classroom tomorrow.

Author: Brin Best

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826483768

Category: Education

Page: 238

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The companion to the Creative Teaching and Learning Toolkit presents over 200 tips, tools and practical strategies for more effective teaching and learning that can be used in your classroom tomorrow.

Creativity and Learning in Secondary English

This book borrows from a range of theories about creativity and about learning, while remaining largely practical in focus.

Author: Andrew McCallum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415620703

Category: Education

Page: 159

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Creativity in secondary English lessons today is a democratically conceived quality that all pupils are expected to achieve and a resource on which all are entitled to draw. But what exactly is creativity? And how does it relate to English? Creativity and Learning in Secondary English answers these questions, and others, by arguing for a version of creativity that sees it as an ordinary, everyday part of successful classroom practice, central to processes of meaning-making, dialogic interaction and textual engagement. In this construction, creativity is not just linked to learning; it is the driving force behind learning itself, offering pupils the opportunity to transform their knowledge and understanding of the world around them. This book borrows from a range of theories about creativity and about learning, while remaining largely practical in focus. It contains numerous examples for teachers of how to apply ideas about creativity in the classroom. In doing so, it attempts to maintain the subject’s core identity while also keeping abreast of contemporary social, pedagogical and technological developments. The result is a refreshing challenge to some of the more mundane approaches to English teaching on offer in an age focussed excessively on standardisation and teaching to tests. Practical applications of creativity include: Using picture books and graphic novels to stimulate multimodal responses Placing pupils in the role of the teacher Devising marketing campaigns for class novels Adopting experimental approaches to redrafting Encouraging ‘extreme’ forms of re-creative writing Focusing on how to ‘listen’ to texts Creating sound-scapes for poems Thought-provoking and provocative, this textbook draws on current best practice in English teaching and will equip trainee and practising teachers with a wide range of strategies that will lead to greater creativity in the classroom.

Creativity in the Classroom

The editors of this volume contend that the current paradigm of standardizing Higher Education through an outcomes-dominated approach can constrain the educational process, where teachers may feel pressured to resort to risk-aversive ...

Author: Paul McIntosh

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841505169

Category: Art

Page: 284

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The editors of this volume contend that the current paradigm of standardizing Higher Education through an outcomes-dominated approach can constrain the educational process, where teachers may feel pressured to resort to risk-aversive methods that satisfy the learning-outcomes and assessment agenda. As a result, the ability of teachers and learners to inform, critique and develop their understanding of subjects together may be being lost. This book contains a variety of alternative approaches teachers have used to develop ways of 'humanizing' and deepening the learning process, through drawing on the creative arts and humanities - including cinema, literature, dance, drama and visual art - in a range of disciplines, it is argued by the editors that these 'arts-based inquiry' approaches have opened up possibilities for transformative learning as concerned with whole person development through opportunities to connect the-intuitive, emotional, relational and creative with the analytical and logical ways of knowing.

Teaching Creative and Critical Thinking in Schools

Key coverage includes: · Classroom-ready ideas to stimulate high-order thinking · How to think critically and creatively across all areas of the curriculum · Case studies from primary, secondary and special schools · Philosophical ...

Author: Russell Grigg

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526465511

Category: Education

Page: 280

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How do we encourage children to think deeply about the world in which they live? Research-based and highly practical, this book provides guidance on how to develop creative and critical thinking through your classroom teaching. Key coverage includes: · Classroom-ready ideas to stimulate high-order thinking · How to think critically and creatively across all areas of the curriculum · Case studies from primary, secondary and special schools · Philosophical approaches that give pupils the space to think and enquire This is essential reading for anyone on university-led and schools-based primary and secondary initial teacher education courses including undergraduate (BEd, BA QTS), postgraduate (PGCE, SCITT), School Direct, Teach First and employment-based routes and also anyone training to work in early years settings.

Teaching Languages Creatively

Teaching Languages Creatively brings together the experience of international primary language experts to explore creative teaching and learning in primary languages.

Author: Philip Hood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138699667

Category:

Page: 184

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Teaching Languages Creatively brings together the experience of international primary language experts to explore creative teaching and learning in primary languages. Drawing on the latest research and theory and illustrated with ideas and case studies from real schools, it covers key topics, including: engaging students in the target language; celebrating bilingualism in the classroom; incorporating technology into modern teaching; integrating language learning across the curriculum; successful transitions; learning languages through singing, storytelling and dance. Ideal for primary trainee teachers, newly qualified teachers, and established teachers looking for creative new ideas to enrich the learning experience of their students, Teaching Languages Creatively is an essential guide for inspiring the love of languages that is so vital for young learners.

Teaching Physical Education Creatively

Teaching Physical Education Creatively provides knowledge and understanding in order to engage creatively with the primary Physical Education curriculum for both trainee teachers and qualified teachers.

Author: Angela Pickard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317702252

Category: Education

Page: 180

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Teaching Physical Education Creatively provides knowledge and understanding in order to engage creatively with the primary Physical Education curriculum for both trainee teachers and qualified teachers. It is full of ideas for developing the teaching of dance, games, gymnastics and outdoor and adventurous activities in an innovative and engaging manner. With an emphasis on developing creative teaching processes by building from children’s curiosity, imagination and need to explore and move, it forges clear links between research and practice, and offers suggestions for developing exciting, engaging new approaches to teaching physical education. Key topics explored include: Physical Competence and Physical Literacy Creative ways to develop the teaching of dance, games, gymnastics and outdoor and adventurous activities Developing understanding of space, speed and dynamics Creative lesson planning Inclusive approaches and aspects of differentiation Teaching Physical Education Creatively presents the theory and background necessary to develop a comprehensive understanding of creative teaching and children’s learning. Packed with practical guidance and inspiration for lively, enjoyable physical education, it is an invaluable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students in initial teacher training, practicing teachers, and undergraduate students of physical education.

Teaching English Creatively

Fully updated to reflect the changing UK curricula, the second edition of this popular text explores research-informed practices and offers new ideas to develop imaginatively engaged readers, writers, speakers and listeners.

Author: Teresa Cremin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317661849

Category: Education

Page: 194

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What does it mean to teach English creatively to primary school children? Teaching English Creatively encourages and enables teachers to adopt a more creative approach to the teaching of English in the primary school. Fully updated to reflect the changing UK curricula, the second edition of this popular text explores research-informed practices and offers new ideas to develop imaginatively engaged readers, writers, speakers and listeners. Underpinned by theory and research, and illustrated throughout with examples of children’s work, it examines the core elements of creative practice and how to explore powerful literary, non-fiction, visual and digital texts creatively. Key themes addressed include: Developing creativity in and through talk and drama Creatively engaging readers and writers Teaching grammar and comprehension imaginatively and in context Profiling meaning and purpose, autonomy, collaboration and play Planning, reviewing and celebrating literacy learning Ensuring the creative involvement of the teacher Inspiring and accessible, Teaching English Creatively puts contemporary and cutting-edge practice at the forefront and includes a wealth of innovative ideas to enrich English teaching. Written by an experienced author with extensive experience of initial teacher education and English teaching in the primary school, it’s an invaluable resource for any teacher who wishes to embed creative approaches to teaching in their classroom.

Creativity and Music Education

Seventeen contributors make a compelling case for including creativity as part of the music classroom, from kindergarten to teacher training courses. Practical solutions and time tested practices are provided.

Author: Timothy Sullivan

Publisher: Canadian Music Educators' Association

ISBN: 9780920630112

Category: Education

Page: 274

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Seventeen contributors make a compelling case for including creativity as part of the music classroom, from kindergarten to teacher training courses. Practical solutions and time tested practices are provided.

Developing Creativities in Higher Music Education

This is the first book to critically address the issue of how we can enhance and develop creativities in higher music education.

Author: Pamela Burnard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134638918

Category: Music

Page: 340

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This is the first book to critically address the issue of how we can enhance and develop creativities in higher music education. It features new international, richly diverse perspectives on the nature and practice of creativities in different cultural and institutional contexts, in varying roles and in response to diverse professional pressures and expectations of artistic and educational achievement. This compelling and provocative book combines powerful social and educational commentaries and examples drawn from international sources based on original practices and experience of a diversity of creativities. The authors provide an important contribution by drawing attention to what is at the heart of all music and how we can understand and foster these multiple creativities at an individual and institutional level. It features new analyses of the question of creativities in higher music education, and offers illustrative and innovative examples of adaptive learning environments for teaching and learning creatively, considering the broader issue of the role of creativities in relation to educational policy in the context of increasingly interventionist governments and rapidly paced educational change. Topics covered include: -the conceptual tools for people to think about and debate multiple creativities -the role of creativities in higher music education -how musicians can develop multiple creativities in new ways -new approaches to teaching and learning for multiple creativities -what constitute leadership creativities in conservatoires and music departments -creativities at the interface of institutional learning cultures -assessing the multiple creativities of music. Developing Creativities in Higher Music Education offers a multi-disciplinary research and practice focus, which will be essential reading for anyone involved in higher education and industry sectors. The book will appeal to academics and practitioners in music, researchers, instrumental and vocal teachers, curriculum and policy developers and institutional managers who want to enrich the higher education experiences of their students and enable them to develop more of their creative potential. It is also ideal reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of music education who are looking for an authoritative selection of writings that define the fields of musical creativities in one comprehensive volume.

Creativity in Schools

Set against a background of targets, tests and restrictive curriculum content, this book argues the case for creativity in education.

Author: Anna Craft

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415324149

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Set against a background of targets, tests and restrictive curriculum content, this book argues the case for creativity in education.

Teaching Design and Technology Creatively

Drawing on examples from real-world projects, this text is invaluable for all those who wish to engage students in D&T and encourage creative classroom practice.

Author: Clare Benson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317225164

Category: Education

Page: 184

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Packed full of practical ideas, Teaching Design and Technology Creatively is a stimulating source of guidance for busy trainee and practising teachers. Grounded in the latest research, it offers a wealth of suggestions to foster creative development in D&T and supports teachers in providing their students with more authentic, enjoyable experiences. Providing a wealth of ready-to-use ideas for creative lessons, key topics covered include: Understanding links between D&T and creativity Creating a foundation for D&T in the early years Using objects, books and real-life contexts as imaginative starting points Developing designerly thinking Making the most of construction kits Helping children draw to develop their ideas Encouraging dialogic talk in D&T to drive learning Exploring food as a creative resource Practical approaches to embedding IT and programming in the curriculum Taking learning outside the classroom. Teaching Design and Technology Creatively provides practical teaching suggestions to ensure teachers of all levels understand how to teach for creativity. It shows how learning experiences in D&T have the potential to extend children’s technological knowledge, and to promote problem-solving and evaluation skills. Drawing on examples from real-world projects, this text is invaluable for all those who wish to engage students in D&T and encourage creative classroom practice.

Creativity in the Primary Classroom

Juliet Desailly, formerly PGCE Tutor in Primary Education at the Institute of Education, London, is a freelance Educational Consultant. 'This book deepens and broadens our understandings of creativity as applied to primary education.

Author: Juliet Desailly

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446258347

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Creativity is an integral element of any primary classroom. It has been never more important for teachers to involve children in their own learning and provide a curriculum that motivates and engages. Being a creative teacher involves generating new ideas, reflecting upon and evaluating different teaching approaches, and establishing an environment that supports creativity in your pupils. Creativity in the Primary Classroom explores how to develop as a creative teacher and how to foster creativity in your classes. Drawing from key literature and detailed real-life examples, Juliet Desailly puts into practice her extensive experience planning, advising and developing creative approaches to teaching and curriculum planning. This book examines what creativity in a primary classroom can look like, and is supported throughout by practical activities for use across curriculum subjects and reflective tasks encouraging critical engagement with key conceptual issues. This is essential reading for students on primary initial teacher education courses including undergraduate (BEd, BA with QTS), postgraduate (PGCE, SCITT), and employment-based routes into teaching, and also for practicing teachers wishing to enhance their own teaching. Juliet Desailly, formerly PGCE Tutor in Primary Education at the Institute of Education, London, is a freelance Educational Consultant. 'This book deepens and broadens our understandings of creativity as applied to primary education. It provides a balance of practical frameworks and approaches with wise guidance. Many schools and individual teachers will find Juliet Desailly's work invaluable as they embrace the greater pedagogical and curricular freedoms promised by government.' - Jonathan Barnes, Senior lecturer in Primary Education at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Teaching History Creatively

"History is one of the most extensively taught and enjoyed of the non-core primary school subjects. However, many practitioners have limited understanding of the skills of historical enquiry.

Author: Hilary Cooper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415698849

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 185

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"History is one of the most extensively taught and enjoyed of the non-core primary school subjects. However, many practitioners have limited understanding of the skills of historical enquiry. Where teaching was less effective it was found that learning was passive, without challenge or clear goals and so with limited progression. There is also a generally perceived need for more creative approaches to a broader primary curriculum as reports warn of the winnowing out of fun in teaching pedagogies. Teaching History Creatively tackles both issues head on, introducing teachers to the wealth of available approaches to historical enquiry, which will ensure creative, effective learning. Under-pinned by theory and research, it offers informed and practical support, illustrated throughout by examples of children's work"--

The Creative Classroom

This book shows how teachers and school leaders can work together to overcome all-too-common barriers to creative teaching—leadership, structure, and culture—and collaborate to transform schools into creative organizations.

Author: Keith Sawyer

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807761212

Category: Education

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The Creative Classroom presents an original, compelling vision of schools where teaching and learning are centered on creativity. Drawing on the latest research as well as his studies of jazz and improvised theater, Sawyer describes curricula and classroom practices that will help educators get started with a new style of teaching, guided improvisation, where students are given freedom to explore within structures provided by the teacher. Readers will learn how to improve learning outcomes in all subjects—from science and math to history and language arts—by helping students master content-area standards at the same time as they increase their creative potential. This book shows how teachers and school leaders can work together to overcome all-too-common barriers to creative teaching—leadership, structure, and culture—and collaborate to transform schools into creative organizations. Book Features: Presents a research-based approach to teaching and learning for creativity. Identifies which learning outcomes support creativity and offers practical advice for how to teach for these outcomes. Shows how students learn content-area knowledge while also learning to be creative with that knowledge. Describes principles and techniques that teachers can use in all subjects. Demonstrates that a combination of school structures, cultures, incentives, and leadership are needed to support creative teaching and learning.

Teaching Science Creatively

Where does science fit in a creative curriculum? This second edition of Teaching Science Creatively has been fully updated to reflect new research, initiatives and developments in the field.

Author: Dan Davies

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317437581

Category: Education

Page: 196

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How can you unlock your own creativity to help children learn science creatively? How do you bring the world of ‘real science’ into the classroom? Where does science fit in a creative curriculum? This second edition of Teaching Science Creatively has been fully updated to reflect new research, initiatives and developments in the field. It offers innovative starting points to enhance your teaching and highlights curiosity, observation, exploration and enquiry as central components of children’s creative learning in science. Illustrated throughout with examples from the classroom and beyond, the book explores how creative teaching can harness children’s sense of wonder about the world around them. With easily accessible chapters, it offers a comprehensive introduction to the core elements of creative science learning, supporting both teacher and child in developing scientific concepts and skills. The book explores key issues such as: • the links between scientific and creative processes • how to teach creatively, and for creativity • the role of play in early scientific learning • developing scientific understanding through drama (new) • using the outdoors in science • how theories of learning relate to children’s creative development • teaching science topics in innovative and creative ways – games, drama, role play, puppets, mini-safaris and welly walks! Stimulating and accessible, with contemporary and cutting-edge practice at the forefront, Teaching Science Creatively introduces fresh ideas to support and motivate both new and experienced primary teachers. It is an essential purchase for any professional who wishes to incorporate creative approaches to teaching science in their classroom.