1st Edition

The Really Useful Creativity Book

By Dominic Wyse, Pam Dowson Copyright 2009
    132 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    128 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    What is creativity and how do we teach it?

    The Really Useful Creativity Book provides approaches and ideas that will enable children to develop their creativity. Written for the primary school teacher, student or trainee teacher, the book shows you how creativity can flourish in your classroom.

    With examples of practice included throughout, the issues covered include:

    • everyday creativity – ideas to get started on straight away
    • planning – with ideas for cross-curricular planning, and many other ways to plan for creativity
    • creativity and the environment – starting with the classroom and school, then going further afield
    • creative Partnerships – working with other people to stimulate children’s creativity
    • the drama of creativity – showing how teachers can adopt the mantle of the expert
    • thinking about creativity – thinking skills for your children, and ways of thinking for you.

    This lively, stimulating book will help busy teachers working with the National Curriculum to develop children’s creativity.

    @contents: Selected Contents: 1. Defining Creativity  2. Organising Teaching for Creativity  3. Everyday Creativity  4. The Local Environment  5. Creative Partnerships  6. The Mantle of the Expert  7. Thinking Skills  8. Creativity in the Primary Curriculum


    Dominic Wyse is a senior lecturer in early years and primary education at the University of Cambridge, UK.

    Pam Dowson is a teacher and Assistant Director of Learning in a First School and contributes to English courses at the University of Cambridge, UK.