Creative teaching is an art form – aesthetic, intuitive and expressive. The proliferation of new educational policies in the early 1990s and the related increase in tensions and dilemmas facing schools, combined with the growing demand for a wider range of skills and knowledge among children meant that there was an even greater need for creative teaching than before the National Curriculum.
Originally published in 1996, this book addresses this need by: exploring the features of creative teaching with a focus on the day to day practice of primary teachers; showing how teachers used emotion, created atmosphere and stimulated imagination to enhance their teaching; examining the ways in which teachers managed the National Curriculum and developed a new professional discourse in response to government pressures at the time.
This book is a sequel to Creative Teachers in Primary Schools and builds upon this work providing new insights into the art of teaching.
Table of Contents
Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Creative Teaching and its Significance 2. Creative Teachers 3. A New Professional Discourse? Adjusting to Managerialism 4. The Emotional Side of Teaching and Learning 5. Creating Atmosphere and Tone 6. Stimulating the Imagination through Story 7. Managing the Curriculum. References. Name Index. Subject Index.