Creativity: thinking and innovation for learning and teaching

Strauss, D. and Gregory, P. (2016) Creativity: thinking and innovation for learning and teaching. In: Ritchie, C., ed. Exploring Children’s Learning: 3–11 Years. Abingdon: Routledge. pp. 54-83 ISBN 9781138190276

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One chapter on creativity cannot do justice to this important topic. Therefore, significant themes are explored to provoke further discussion on how creativity (as a process) can support important learning experiences for both young children and adults. The selected literature includes authors such as Craft (2006), Barnes (2015); Bruner (1972, 1977), Csikszentmihalyi (1990) and Tutchell (2014), because these authors connect children’s learning with the process of creativity for critical thinking. Case studies are presented and challenging questions are raised to illustrate how creativity excites, innovates and challenges assumptions. The
ensuing debate must continue to push the boundaries that restrict and inhibit learning so that new horizons are more clearly visible. Creativity equips us all to climb our own mountains and reach the highest possible peaks.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > School of Teacher Education and Development
Depositing User: Dr Peter Gregory
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2017 16:21
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2017 16:44

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