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Creativity in the Primary Classroom

Creativity in the Primary Classroom

Second Edition

September 2015 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

‘A highly practical overview of creative teaching and learning for both novice and seasoned primary teachers; this second edition features useful content on the new National Curriculum in England, such as possibilities for creativity in different subjects and consideration of creative assessment. In a nutshell, super-accessible and inspiring!’
-Emese Hall, PGCE Primary Lead & MA Creative Arts in Education Tutor, University of Exeter

Creativity is an integral element of any primary classroom, and the new curriculum allows greater freedom than ever before to incorporate this in your teaching. 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.

Filled with ideas, activities and reflective tasks and underpinned by relevant theory, this practical book explores how to develop as a creative teacher, empowering you to implement your own engaging and inspiring approaches to planning, teaching and assessment.

Drawing from detailed real-life examples, this second edition includes:

· Updated links to the new National Curriculum and Teachers’ Standards

· More guidance for each curriculum subject area

· Increased coverage of assessment and creative teaching for differentiation


Part One: What is Creativity?
The key elements of creativity
Creativity in education: history and theoretical background
Part Two: A Creative Child in a Creative Classroom
Building the skills to work creatively
Establishing the ethos
Part Three: A Creative Teacher
What makes a creative teacher?
Key skills for the creative teacher
Part Four: A Creative Curriculum
Planning for and assessing creative outcomes
Medium-term planning for creative outcomes
Case studies: creativity in practice

Engaging exploration of creative pedagogies.

Mrs Rhiannon Love
Teacher Development, University of Winchester
May 14, 2016

Very useful text for explaining the role of creativity

Mr Philip Jefferies
Department of Primary Education, University of Greenwich
January 19, 2016

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Chapter 1: The Key Elements of Creativity

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