Creativity

Compton, Ashley (2013) Creativity. In: Values and Vision in Primary Education. McGraw Hill Education/Open University Press, Maidenhead, pp. 33-50. ISBN 9780335246663

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Abstract

This chapter considers various definitions of creativity but focuses particularly on ideas of originality, value, exploration and making connections. These apply equally to teachers and pupils, although the level of originality might be different. Teachers can use these ideas to teach creatively but also need to think how they relate to teaching which develops creativity in the children. Through modelling, questioning and challenging, providing resources and opportunities, encouraging perseverance and tolerance of ambiguity, the teacher can support the children in their explorations and creations. Formative assessment can aid this process, including self-assessment, while the performativity culture related to summative assessment can be a barrier.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Creativity, Primary education, Teaching, Learning
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: School of Teacher Development
Depositing User: Dr Ashley Compton
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2016 16:03
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2016 16:03
URI: http://researchonline.bishopg.ac.uk/id/eprint/66

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