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The Really Useful Creativity Book

1st Edition

By Dominic Wyse, Pam Dowson


116 pages | 11 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of 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

About the Authors

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.

About the Series

The Really Useful

The Really Useful

The Really Useful Series offers lively, stimulating and highly practical books, designed to support teachers' subject knowledge and understanding. The books in this series are essential companions for teachers at Key Stages 1 and 2 as well as students on initial teacher training courses.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Elementary