Creativity in Primary Education

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Learning Matters, 2005 - Education - 213 pages
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This book is based on the principle that if trainee teachers have an awareness of what creativity is and how it is developed then they can develop creativity in themselves and their pupils. 'Creativity in Primary Education' therefore has two goals: to describe creativity and inform trainees of its theoretical background; and to demonstrate how these ideas might be put into practice in the classroom. To promote what might be considered best practice, the book gives examples of case studies from current research, outlining how this practice is underpinned by theory.With contributions from leading experts in their fields, the book will not only concern itself with subjects which might be deemed 'traditionally' creative/expressive, such as music and drama, but will seek to explore creative approaches across a range of curricular areas, making links between them where appropriate. Trainees are provided with clear guidelines for fulfilling the National Curriculum in each subject area while promoting innovative approaches in the classroom.

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Anthony Wilson works as a Teaching Fellow in Primary English at the University of Exeter. A published poet, his books include "How Far From Here Is Home?" (Stride, 1996), "The Difference" (Aldeburgh Poetry Trust, 1999) and "Nowhere Better Than This" (Worple Press, 2002). He has held writing residencies for Apples and Snakes Poets, The Aldeburgh Poetry Trust and The Poetry Society, for whom he co-edited The Poetry Book for Primary Schools (Poetry Society, 1998), "an inspirational compilation" according to the Times Educational Supplement. In addition, he has lectured on Tate Britain's Speaking Pictures and Visual Paths programmes, organises training for teachers with the Poetry Society, and is a trainer for the Poetry Society's poetry class team.

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