This book introduces the new term ‘creativities’ with cutting-edge examples of creativities research that has influenced the thinking and work of teachers and school leaders in their practice. Co-edited by one of the leading international experts in creativity and the arts, this book is packed with imaginative ideas and practical classroom suggestions underpinned by theory and research to help teachers become research-informed and research-generating.
Sculpting New Creativities in Primary Education will inspire us, invite us to think, and share ways in which research is informing and enabling a role for new and creative practices in primary education. Each chapter is collaboratively written by an academic and a practicing teacher covering areas such as: creative spaces, intercultural and interdisciplinary creativity, art, wellbeing, mathematics, STEM and leadership creativities. It importantly highlights the need to inspire, shape and unfold change-making practices that (re-)invigorate, (re-)empower, and (re-)position primary education practice.
Drawing from projects originally conducted both in the UK and beyond, this revolutionary book invites teachers, teaching assistants and school leaders to co-create ways to unlock research together as mutually informative ways of authoring change.
PART 1: SCULPTING PRIMARY SCHOOL CHANGE
1. Creativities of change in primary education
Pam Burnard and Michelle Loughrey
2. Using school corridors to support learning: spatial creativity driving primary education
Thomas Bellfield, Emma Dyer, Karolina Szynalska and Ben Erskine
3. Storying the journey to new spaces of intercultural creative learning
James Biddulph and Pamela Burnard
4. Animating primary schools, inside and out: enlivening learning through meaningful memory-making
Elsa Lee and Sarah Stepney
5. Posthumanist creative ecologies in primary education
PART 2: SCULPTING PRIMARY CURRICULUM CHANGE
6. Innovating change through creativities curricula
Michelle Loughrey and Richard Gerver
7. The Creative Pedagogue: Enacting Affective Pathways for Interdisciplinary Embodied Creativity in Primary Education
Anna Hickey-Moody, Peter J. Cook and Nathan Portelli
8. Activating creativities by emphasising health and wellbeing: a Holistic Pedagogical practice from Finland
Kristóf Fenyvesi, Christopher S. Brownell, Jukka Sinnemäki and Zsolt Lavicza
9. Cultivating primary creativities in STEAM gardens
Donald Gray and Laura Colucci-Gray with Louise Robertson
PART 3: SCULPTING ‘CHANGE’ DIFFERENTLY IN PRIMARY EDUCATION
10. Unlocking creative leadership in the primary school
Megan Crawford, Deborah Outhwaite and Matthew Crawford
11. Learning at a Snail’s Pace: ‘What if’ and ‘What else’ is happening in a South African primary classroom?
Karin Murris, Joanne Peers and Nadia Woodward
12. ‘What can be otherwise’ : Embodying a collective phronesis (or practical wisdom) for sculpting new creativities in primary education and beyond
Professor Dame Alison Peacock, CEO of the Chartered College of Teaching