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Creativity in the Classroom

Creativity in the Classroom

Author: Alane Jordan Starko

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135231361

Category: Education

Page: 370

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The fourth edition of this well-known text continues the mission of its predecessors – to help teachers link creativity research and theory to the everyday activities of classroom teaching. Part I includes information on models and theories of creativity, characteristics of creative people, and talent development. Part II includes strategies explicitly designed to teach creative thinking, to weave creative thinking into content area instruction, and to organize basic classroom activities (grouping, lesson planning, assessment, motivation and classroom organization) in ways that support students’ creativity.

Creativity in the Classroom

Creativity in the Classroom

Author: Alane Jordan Starko

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000479232

Category: Education

Page: 462

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Now in its seventh edition, Creativity in the Classroom helps teachers link creativity research and theory to the everyday activities of classroom teaching. Ideal reading for any course dealing wholly or partially with creativity and teaching, this foundational textbook covers definitions, research, and theory in the first half, and reflects on classroom practices in the second. Thoroughly revised and updated, the seventh edition features new research on neuroscience and creativity in specific disciplines; new sections on social-emotional learning, teaching engineering, and leadership; and an entire new chapter on building creativity at the school or district level.

Developing Creativity in the Classroom

Developing Creativity in the Classroom

Author: Todd Kettler

Publisher:

ISBN: 1618218042

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Developing Creativity in the Classroom morphs the typical classroom into the exceptional classroom with user-friendly strategies and methods for the modern teacher. This book provides teachers with practical classroom strategies built upon current research and empirical evidence in the field of creativity. The creative pedagogy described in "Developing Creativity in the Classroom" builds on the premise that deep learning and thinking creatively are intertwined. Creative thinking is woven throughout the instructional plan, and creativity is no longer considered the embellishment at the culmination of learning. Specifically, thinking creatively intensifies learning. This book not only transforms the classroom but also transforms the minds and practices of both teachers and students alike.

Creativity and Learning in Secondary English

Creativity and Learning in Secondary English

Author: Andrew McCallum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415620703

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 170

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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.

Nurturing Creativity in the Classroom

Nurturing Creativity in the Classroom

Author: Ronald A. Beghetto

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076002964687

Category: Education

Page: 444

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"What do leading scholars and researchers in the field of creativity think about developing creativity in the classroom? This fascinating book offers practical advice and concrete suggestions from many different perspectives and addresses a number of important questions. How does brainstorming in the classroom increase content knowledge? What are `ideal acts' of learning? How do you combine creative and critical thinking in the curriculum? In their excellent synthesis, Beghetto and Kaufman offer twenty key points about nurturing creativity in the classroom. This book is a very valuable addition to the field of creativity and education."---Sandra Russ, Case Western Reserve University "Nurturing Creativity in the Classroom is an essential addition to the library of anyone involved in education who cares about fostering student creativity. The chapters present the most current views of the foremost scholars in creativity and learning, with clear and readable syntheses of potential problems and pitfalls, contrasted with pointers and good practices to ensure that classrooms are vibrant homes to creativity. Own it, read it, and embrace the twenty key points listed in the Creativity in the Classroom Coda."---Lisa F. Smith, University of Otago, College of Education, New Zealand "Ronald Beghetto and James Kaufman invited a diverse group of scholars to discuss in writing their most rigorous and cutting-edge ideas on the topic of classroom creativity. The results are refreshingly counterintuitive. The book's recurring themes emphasize that developing student creative thinking requires expert guidance and role modeling in disciplined thought processes, persistence, deep content knowledge, and risk taking within realistic constraints. By way of engaging language rich with examples, these chapters offer evidence-based advice on experiences that elicit creativity on the part of children, including suggestions for optimal timing, conditions, and purposes for these activities."---Rena F. Subotnik, Director, Center for Psychology in Schools and Education, American Psychological Association

The Creative Classroom

The Creative Classroom

Author: Keith Sawyer

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807777633

Category: Education

Page:

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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. “This work will make it easier for educators to harness and develop the creative potential of the people around them—young or old.” —Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Claremont Graduate University “This guide is important for all educators that are seeking to be in sync with the changing demands of the 21st century.” —Kylie Peppler, Indiana University Bloomington “Keith Sawyer has written a wise and judicious book that will challenge and inspire teachers at all levels and in all disciplines.” —Ellen Winner, Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education “Keith Sawyer is a field leader in studies of creativity and education and he does not disappoint with this text. If teachers take one thing from this book, it’s to say ‘Yes!’ to kids’ voices.” —Erica Halverson, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Creativity in the Primary Classroom

Creativity in the Primary Classroom

Author: Juliet Desailly

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446290903

Category: Education

Page: 179

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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.

Creativity in the Classroom

Creativity in the Classroom

Author: Sarah Gulish

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789463009591

Category: Education

Page: 14

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Creativity in the Classroom: An Innovative Approach to Integrate Arts Education provides curricular ideas for enhancing creative work in the classroom through the lens of integrative arts. The authors, both Art and Music Educators, provide practical ways in which to engage in creative thinking and making that can be applied to a variety of educational settings. Their work stems from years in the classroom teaching an integrative arts course at a public school in the United States. Through exploring big ideas such as identity, expression, storytelling, impact, and reaction, students learn to engage in a variety of creative art forms and work with others to create work that is meaningful. Each unit or big idea of study includes an explanation of the philosophy behind the unit, an overview of project ideas, and sample student workbook pages. Assessment strategies are provided with sample rubrics for evaluating student work.

Developing Creativity In The Primary School

Developing Creativity In The Primary School

Author: Jesson, Jill

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335244638

Category: Education

Page: 210

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This informative book brings together theory, research and practice examples of creativity in primary schools, providing a scholarly yet accessible introduction. The book offers an overview for teachers looking for a concise guide to current thinking about creativity, particularly if your school is thinking of introducing or extending its practice. The book considers recent developments in the creative curriculum, and techniques embedded in approaches such as Philosophy for Children, Mantle of the Expert and Enterprise Education. Ideas for personalising teaching and creating independent and motivated learners are incorporated. Other key features of the book include: Examination of the major theories of creativity How to develop your own creativity as a teacher Focus on the difference between developing group and individual creativity Innovative ideas for creativity in subject teaching Practical examples and 'Creative Challenges' throughout The book draws on the author's many years of experience of working with children in schools, working on Creative Partnerships and Higher Education in the Arts (HEARTS) projects and ideas developed through working in initial teacher training. This book is essential reading for students in the early stages of their teacher training course as well as for practising teachers looking for innovative ideas and guidance on developing creativity in themselves and their classrooms. "This is an interesting book, which explores theory, practice and policy of creativity in the primary classroom. Jill Jesson links five key creative behaviours drawn together initially by (then) policymakers QCA, with what she identifies as six areas of creative endeavour. Primary teachers committed to developing a 'creative curriculum' will find much material in this lively book that supports their personal and professional creativity, as well as suggestions for classroom practice in developing individual and group work." Professor Anna Craft, University of Exeter and The Open University, UK "This is a compulsory read for all those interested in developing the creative potential of young people in primary schools. It includes a useful overview of previous thinking on creativity and makes a convincing case for its importance across the curriculum. Above all, this book is jam-packed with practical ideas. Whether you are interested in creative approaches to maths or modern languages, developing group or personal creativity, or the challenges of assessing creative endeavour, you will find a host of strategies that have been tried and tested in the classroom." Hilary Hodgson, Director, Ormiston Trust

Creativity in the Classroom

Creativity in the Classroom

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.