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Creative Learning for Inclusion
Creative approaches to meet special needs in the classroom

Edited By

Edward Sellman

ISBN 9780415570817
Published November 11, 2011 by Routledge
120 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Introducing creativity to the classroom is a concern for teachers, governments and future employers around the world, and there has been a drive to make experiences at school more exciting, relevant, challenging and dynamic for all young people, ensuring they leave education able to contribute to the global creative economy.

Creative Learning to Meet Special Needs shows teachers how to use creativity in the curriculum for key stages 2 and 3 to support the learning of pupils with special educational needs in a way which effectively engages them and leaves a lasting impact on their school experiences and later lives. Describing the different ways in which a creative approach can help pupils with SEN access the curriculum, with activities and practical materials for teachers, this book will explain:

  • why creativity is central to making the curriculum accessible
  • how to use personalised learning with pupils with SEN
  • how to promote achievements and motivation through creative experiences
  • how the curriculum can be extended and represented in innovative ways for pupils with SEN
  • how to use interactive methods of teaching and alternative methods of communication.

Providing case studies and examples of the ways in which teachers have delivered the curriculum creatively to pupils with special educational needs, this book is an invaluable guide for all those involved in teaching and engaging young people with special needs.

Table of Contents

1. Series Introduction Pat Thomson and Julian Sefton Green  2. Creative Approaches to Inclusion for Students with Special Needs – A Thematic Introduction Edward Sellman  3. Creative School Organisation and Curriculum for an Inclusive Community Rachel Ireland  4. Working with a Creative Practitioner to Encourage a Creative, Child-centred and Inclusive Early Years Curriculum Alex Hallowes & Andrew Shimmin  5. Working with Creative Partnerships to Embed and Sustain Creativity Mike Scott  6. Making Learning Visible Wendy Johnson & Andy Sloan, Rosehill Special School, Nottingham  7. Engaging Deaf Students Through the Creative Use of ICT Soren Hawes, Danuta Wdziekonska-Piwko, Katie Martin, Jane Thomas and Jon Nicholls  8. Creative Approaches to Promoting Voice Amongst Students with Severe Learning Difficulties Mary Kirby & David Stewart

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Edward Sellman is a Lecturer in Special Needs at the University of Nottingham, UK.