Creative and Philosophical Thinking in Primary School: Developing Creative and Philosophical Thinking in the Everyday Classroom, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Creative and Philosophical Thinking in Primary School

Developing Creative and Philosophical Thinking in the Everyday Classroom, 1st Edition

By Marie Huxtable, Rosalind Hurford, Joy Mounter, Barbara Maines, George Robinson

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150 pages

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Paperback: 9781906517090
pub: 1999-01-01
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This practical resource shows how creative and philosophical thinking can be developed in the everyday classroom. Part one describes the authors evolving ideas and practices of creative and philosophical thinking. Part two gives details about why these are seen as important, how to get going and suggests some ideas on how you might want to develop these practices further. This publication will help you develop: * Playful and experimental thinking outside the box * The ability of your children to pose questions that are important to them and create answers that are reasoned and reasonable * Children's awareness and appreciation of themselves and others as knowledge creators * Children's confidence and ability to challenge their own thinking and the status quo * Children's ability to create options for themselves within constraints and to be open to opportunities * Children's learning to learn about themselves * Teacher's researching to understand and improve their own practice

Table of Contents

Build self-confidence through creative thinking activities philosophy is a fast growing and exciting area of creative development in primary phase education. In this practical introductory book, two teachers and a psychologist provide details of:

How to begin this process in classrooms

Outlines of particularly successful sessions

Case studies drawn from real experience in primary classrooms

Resources and ideas to help get you started.

Your pupils will develop:

Playful and experimental thinking outside the box

The ability to pose questions that are important to them and create answers that are reasoned and reasonable

Awareness and appreciation of themselves and others as 'knowledge creators'

Confidence and ability to challenge their own thinking and the status quo.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU001000
EDUCATION / Administration / General