Creativity in Schools

Author: Anna Craft
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415324151
Format: PDF, ePub
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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
ISBN:
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A rounded, comprehensive, guide to issues of practice, pedagogy and policy concerned with creative education.

Creativity Across the Primary Curriculum

Author: Anna Craft
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134635710
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book takes an inspirational look at how to foster children's creativity as well as following the guidelines in the National Curriculum. The book: explores the nature of the creative mind investigates the role of play and the concept of creativity examines appropriate continuing professional development for teachers looks at the personal and professional identities of teachers considers ways of analysing and describing creative practice. This text looks at the bigger picture in education, asking what sort of systems need to be designed to develop children's learning in the 21st century. It will be a resource to teachers, head teachers and advisory staff committed to asking questions, encouraging play and not allowing problems or circumstances to block action.

Creativity and early years education

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

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 Wisdom and Trusteeship

Author: Anna Craft
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452294062
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Multiple Intelligences Around the World

Author: Jie-Qi Chen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787997609
Format: PDF
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"Cultures are like chemical elements. You can mix two of them, and you might get something useful like water or table salt. But you might also blow up the kitchen." —Thomas Armstrong from Multiple Intelligences Around the World Multiple intelligences (MI) theory has been introduced and implemented successfully in numerous countries around the world. This is the first collection to review, synthesize, and reflect on this unique cross-cultural and educational phenomenon. Through this synthesis and reflection, the book's authors provide a fresh and fuller understanding of MI theory. In addition, they develop more specific knowledge about why MI theory has been welcomed in so many countries, how its use can be appropriate in diverse cultures, and what has supported and fueled travel of the MI meme.

Teacher Development

Author: Anna Craft
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761969310
Format: PDF, ePub
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This selection of carefully chosen articles invites teachers to explore their own professional development and review their practice in schools. It draws together the multifaceted nature of primary teaching through a focus upon historical, cultural, and political influences and considers the impact this has upon the way primary teachers develop professional knowledge. Issues explored in the book include: changing approaches to: curriculum selection; school organization and; curriculum planning. These are situated and considered in the personal contexts of primary teachers' continuing professional development. Themes explored include: analysis of critical incidents as a strategy for developingreflective prac

Teaching History Creatively

Author: Hilary Cooper
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317363779
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The fully updated second edition of Teaching History Creatively introduces teachers to the wealth of available approaches to historical enquiry, ensuring creative, effective learning. This book clearly sets out the processes of historical enquiry, demonstrating how these are integrally linked with key criteria of creativity and helps readers to employ those features of creativity in the classroom. Underpinned by theory and research, it offers informed and practical support and is illustrated throughout with examples of children’s work. Key themes addressed include: investigating sources using archives in your own research project becoming historical agents and history detectives drama for exploring events myths and legends communicating historical understanding creatively. With brand new chapters from the Stone Ages to the Iron Age, using prehistoric sources; The withdrawal of the Romans and the conquest and settlement of Britain by the Anglo-Saxons, in addition to many new case studies, this exciting edition puts an emphasis on accessible, recent research, new evidence and interpretations and encourages the creative dynamism of the study of history. Teaching History Creatively provides vivid and rich examples of the creative use of sources, of approaches to understanding chronology and concepts of time and of strategies to create interpretations. It is an essential purchase for any teacher or educator who wishes to embed creative approaches to teaching history in their classroom.

The Multilingual Turn in Languages Education

Author: Dr. Jean Conteh
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1783092254
Format: PDF, Docs
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Starting from the key idea that learners and teachers bring diverse linguistic knowledge and resources to education, this book establishes and explores the concept of the ‘multilingual turn’ in languages education and the potential benefits for individuals and societies. It takes account of recent research, policy and practice in the fields of bilingual and multilingual education as well as foreign and second language education. The chapters integrate theory and practice, bringing together researchers and practitioners from five continents to illustrate the effects of the multilingual turn in society and evaluate the opportunities and challenges of implementing multilingual curricula and activities in a variety of classrooms. Based on the examples featured, the editors invite students, teachers, teacher educators and researchers to reflect on their own work and to evaluate the relevance and applicability of the multilingual turn in their own contexts.