Packed full of practical ideas, Teaching Design and Technology Creatively is a stimulating source of guidance for busy trainee and practising teachers. Grounded in the latest research, it offers a wealth of suggestions to foster creative development in D&T and supports teachers in providing their students with more authentic, enjoyable experiences.
Providing a wealth of ready-to-use ideas for creative lessons, key topics covered include:
Teaching Design and Technology Creatively provides practical teaching suggestions to ensure teachers of all levels understand how to teach for creativity. It shows how learning experiences in D&T have the potential to extend children’s technological knowledge, and to promote problem-solving and evaluation skills. Drawing on examples from real-world projects, this text is invaluable for all those who wish to engage students in D&T and encourage creative classroom practice.
Setting the context: design and technology and creativity, Clare Benson
Teaching creatively and teaching for creativity, Marion Rutland and Sue Miles-Pearson
Teaching design and technology creatively in the early years, Clare Benson
Creative Design and Technology through starting points, James Archer
Creativity in Design, Remke Klapwijk
Drawing as a Tool for Thought: How children can use drawing to develop their creative design ideas, Gill Hope
Creative learning and teaching with construction kits, Eric Parkinson
Exploratory and dialogic talk and creative learning, Caroline Colfer
Creativity in Food, Suzanne Lawson & Sue Wood-Griffith
Linking Design and Technology and Computing to promote creative learning experiences, Sally Hardman and Pam Maunders
Children learning outside the classroom, Louise Milne
Creativity through Conversation, Wendy Fox-Turnbull
Creativity – future challenges and rewards, Steve Keirl
The Learning to Teach in the Primary School Series offers support and ideas for student and practising teachers, enriching their knowledge, understanding and pedagogic experience in relation to creative teaching and learning. Packed with imaginative ideas and practical suggestions, the books are underpinned by theory and research to help teachers develop more creative approaches to teaching and to successfully engage their students with the subject. Theoretical perspectives from both the particular subject domain and field of creativity are included throughout to widen teachers’ knowledge and increase the contemporary relevance of the texts. The books highlight the importance of developing children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, as well as their attitudes and engagement in learning, while references to relevant research help to inform teachers’ own research and writing for initial teacher training and professional development purposes.
The series complements the textbook Learning to Teach in the Primary School, edited by J. Arthur and T. Cremin, but the books are also able to stand alone. They reflect the evolving nature of subject teaching in the primary school and profile the integration of the core curriculum into a wider, more creative, primary curriculum.