Creativity in Schools

Author: Anna Craft
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415324144
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Creativity in schools is changing, with greater emphasis being placed on creative skills across the curriculum than ever before. This shift has thrown up some challenging questions which this book tackles head-on in order to better understand the implications of this change and the effects on pedagogy and policy. The questions raised include: What is creative learning? How does it relate to creative teaching? How do we organize the curriculum to nurture creativity? What pedagogical strategies support creativity? How is creative learning different to effective learning? What responsibilities do schools have for stimulating creativity in relation to society, ethics and the wider environment? Laying out the key concepts in the current debate on creativity and placing them in a broader context based on practice, policy and research, this volume sets the agenda for future discussion and suggests practical ways to encourage pupils' creative development in a new and more thoughtful way.

Creativity in education

Author: Anna Craft
Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
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A rounded, comprehensive, guide to issues of practice, pedagogy and policy concerned with creative education.

Creativity Wisdom and Trusteeship

Author: Anna Craft
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452294062
Format: PDF, ePub
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An international panel of distinguished experts explores the balance between creativity and wise action, and calls for educators to nurture "wise creativity" in their students.

Schools of Hope

Author: Terry Wrigley
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 9781858563022
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The drive to improve schools is high on governments' agenda but what do we want for our children? Is education about meeting new targets in, say, mathematics or management, or is it about developing socially responsible, creative and enthusiastic learners? Schools need to engage with issues of democratic citizenship, critical thinking, creativity and community - achievement in the widest sense. The young need schools which make each of them welcome, and which embody hope for a better future, an experience of democratic interaction, and a vision of social justice. This book produces a stringent critique of "school effectiveness and improvement", and draws on curriculum, learning, intelligence, community, equality and inclusion, to offer a new vision of school development, with inspiring examples from across the world.

Creativity and Education Futures

Author: Anna Craft
Publisher: Trentham Books Limited
ISBN: 9781858564623
Format: PDF
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Drawing on the ideas of wise creativity and 'collective possibility thinking', Anna Craft explores the changing nature of childhood and youth and asks how education might need to change in response. It discusses approaches to constructing imaginative educational futures which hear all voices: those of students, parents and educational professionals. Creativity and Education Futures is for everyone who is grappling with the messy and difficult task of transforming education, including those developing approaches to creative partnership.

Creativity in the Classroom

Author: Alane Jordan Starko
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315391600
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Creativity in the Classroom, sixth edition, helps teachers link creativity research and theory to the everyday activities of classroom teaching. This foundational textbook is relevant for any course dealing wholly or partially with creativity and teaching. The sixth edition has been revised and updated throughout, informed by cutting-edge research on neurobiology, curiosity and imaginative play, questioning, and motivation, particularly the relationships among creativity, intrinsic motivation, and motivation to learn.

Continuing Professional Development

Author: Anna Craft
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134558155
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The second edition of this popular text meets the continued and increasing demand of teachers to apply professional development techniques from other areas of work to their own profession.

Creativity in Secondary Education

Author: Jonathan Savage
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1844453111
Format: PDF, ePub
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Creativity is increasingly seen as central to good learning and teaching throughout the curriculum. This book examines the political and educational context behind such developments and looks at dilemmas faced by trainee teachers as they begin their teaching practice. Demonstrating what creativity is, how it evolves and how it can be nurtured in various teaching contexts, it enables trainees to develop creativity in their teaching role and in their pupils' learning. Throughout, the book links clearly to the new Professional Standards for QTS and presents exercises, subject-based case studies and teaching examples to engage and support all secondary trainees.

Creative Contradictions in Education

Author: Ron Beghetto
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319219243
Format: PDF, ePub
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Creative Contradictions in Education is a provocative collection of essays by international experts who tackle difficult questions about creativity in education from a cross-disciplinary perspective. The contributors to this volume examine and provide fresh insights into the tensions and contradictions that researchers and educators face when attempting to understand and apply creativity in educational contexts. Creativity in education is surrounded by many contradictions. Teachers generally value creativity, but question the role it can and should play in their classroom. Many educators find themselves feeling caught between the push to promote students’ creative thinking skills and the pull to meet external curricular mandates, increased performance monitoring, and various other curricular constraints. This book brings together leading experts who provide fresh, cross-disciplinary insights into how creative contradictions in education might be addressed. Contributors will draw from existing empirical and theoretical work, but push beyond “what currently is” and comment on future possibilities. This includes challenging the orthodoxy of traditional conceptions of creativity in education or making a case for maintaining particular orthodoxies.

Creativity and early years education

Author: Anna Craft
Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
ISBN: 9780826457431
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.