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Placing Students At The Heart Of Creative Learning

Author : Nick Owen
ISBN : 9781136733673
Genre : Education
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Placing Students at the Heart of Creative Learning shows teachers of key stages 2 and 3 how to introduce creativity into what is often seen as a prescriptive and stifling curriculum, and addresses the tensions that can exist between the requirement to follow the curriculum and the desire to employ innovative pedagogies. It offers readers a range of practical and realistic ways that curriculum changing ideas can be applied to individual projects, classrooms and even entire schools. This book tracks the imaginative initiatives undertaken by six schools as they have worked to change their curriculum and teaching in order to put student experiences at the core of the learning process. Stating its observations and suggestions in a refreshingly straightforward and practicable manner, this book explores: Why a new creative curriculum is needed for the 21st century How to encourage teachers and pupils to ‘own’ the curriculum The role that pupil voice plays in a creative curriculum The environment needed to creatively manipulate the curriculum How to introduce innovation to teaching practice What actually works – considering the limits and possibilities of creative pedagogy Providing case studies and examples of the ways in which teachers have delivered the curriculum in a creative way, Placing Students at the Heart of Creative Learning is an invaluably beneficial guide for all those involved in engaging and teaching young people in key stages 2 and 3.

Researching Creative Learning

Author : Pat Thomson
ISBN : 9781136881169
Genre : Education
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It is a common ambition in society and government to make young people more creative. These aspirations are motivated by two key concerns: to make experience at school more exciting, relevant, challenging and dynamic; and to ensure that young people are able and fit to leave education and contribute to the creative economy that will underpin growth in the twenty-first century. Transforming these common aspirations into informed practice is not easy. It can mean making many changes: turning classrooms into more exciting experiences; introducing more thoughtful challenges into the curriculum; making teachers into different kinds of instructors; finding more authentic assessment processes; putting young people’s voices at the heart of learning. There are programmes, projects and initiatives that have consistently attempted to offer such change and transformation. The UK programme Creative Partnerships is the largest of these, but there are significant initiatives in many other parts of the world today, including France, Norway, Canada and the United States. This book not only draws on this body of expertise but also consolidates it, making it the first methodological text exploring creativity. Creative teaching and learning is often used as a site for research and action research, and this volume is intended to act as a textbook for this range of courses and initiatives. The book will be a key text for research in creative teaching and learning and is specifically directed at ITE, CPD, Masters and doctoral students.

Creative Learning To Meet Special Needs

Author : Edward Sellman
ISBN : 9781136734106
Genre : Education
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Creative Learning to Meet Special Needs shows teachers how to use creativity in the curriculum to support the learning of pupils with special educational needs.

Creative Schools

Author : Ken Robinson Ph.D.
ISBN : 9780698142848
Genre : Education
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A revolutionary reappraisal of how to educate our children and young people by Ken Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of The Element and Finding Your Element Ken Robinson is one of the world’s most influential voices in education, and his 2006 TED Talk on the subject is the most viewed in the organization’s history. Now, the internationally recognized leader on creativity and human potential focuses on one of the most critical issues of our time: how to transform the nation’s troubled educational system. At a time when standardized testing businesses are raking in huge profits, when many schools are struggling, and students and educators everywhere are suffering under the strain, Robinson points the way forward. He argues for an end to our outmoded industrial educational system and proposes a highly personalized, organic approach that draws on today’s unprecedented technological and professional resources to engage all students, develop their love of learning, and enable them to face the real challenges of the twenty-first century. Filled with anecdotes, observations and recommendations from professionals on the front line of transformative education, case histories, and groundbreaking research—and written with Robinson’s trademark wit and engaging style—Creative Schools will inspire teachers, parents, and policy makers alike to rethink the real nature and purpose of education. From the Hardcover edition.

Teaching Music Creatively

Author : Pam Burnard
ISBN : 9781135049966
Genre : Education
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Offering a brand new approach to teaching music in the primary classroom, Teaching Music Creatively provides training and qualified teachers with a comprehensive understanding of how to effectively deliver a creative music curriculum. Exploring research-informed teaching ideas, diverse practices and approaches to music teaching, the authors offer well-tested strategies for developing children’s musical creativity, knowledge, skills and understanding. With ground-breaking contributions from international experts in the field, this book presents a unique set of perspectives on music teaching. Key topics covered include: Creative teaching, and what it means to teach creatively; Composition, listening and notation; Spontaneous music-making; Group music and performance; The use of multimedia; Integration of music into the wider curriculum; Musical play; Cultural diversity; Assessment and planning. Packed with practical, innovative ideas for teaching music in a lively and creative way, together with the theory and background necessary to develop a comprehensive understanding of creative teaching methods, Teaching Music Creatively is an invaluable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students in initial teacher training, practising teachers, and undergraduate students of music and education.

Out Of Our Minds

Author : Ken Robinson
ISBN : 9780857081049
Genre : Business & Economics
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"It is often said that education and training are the keys to the future. They are, but a key can be turned in two directions. Turn it one way andyou lock resources away, even from those they belong to. Turn it the otherway and you release resources and give people back to themselves. To realizeour true creative potential—in our organizations, in our schools and in our communities—we need to think differently about ourselves and to actdifferently towards each other. We must learn to be creative." —Ken Robinson PRAISE FOR OUT OF OUR MINDS "Ken Robinson writes brilliantly about the different ways in which creativity is undervalued and ignored . . . especially in our educational systems." —John Cleese "Out of Our Minds explains why being creative in today'sworld is a vital necessity. This book is not to be missed." —Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One-minute Manager and The Secret "If ever there was a time when creativity was necessary for the survival andgrowth of any organization, it is now. This book, more than any other I know, providesimportant insights on how leaders can evoke and sustain those creative juices." —Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business, University of Southern California; Thomas S. Murphy Distinguished Rresearch Fellow, Harvard Business School; Best-selling Author, Geeks and Geezers "All corporate leaders should read this book." —Richard Scase, Author and Business Forecaster "This really is a remarkable book. It does for human resources what Rachel Carson's Silent Spring did for the environment." —Wally Olins, Founder, Wolff-olins "Books about creativity are not always creative. Ken Robinson's is a welcome exception" —Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, c.s. and d.j. Davidson Professor of Psychology, Claremont Graduate University; Director, Quality of Life Research Center; Best-selling Author, Flow "The best analysis I've seen of the disjunction between the kinds of intelligence that we have traditionally honored in schools and the kinds ofcreativity that we need today in our organizations and our society." —Howard Gardner, a. hobbs professor in cognition and education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Best-selling Author, Frames of Mind

Leading Connected Classrooms

Author : Robert Dillon
ISBN : 9781483388595
Genre : Education
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Help your students find and keep the joy in learning! When creative use of technology meets outstanding teaching, incredible learning happens. In this inspiring guide, digital educator and principal Robert Dillon shows readers how to: Use student engagement to promote authentic learning Learn from 16 innovative contributing educators Implement new technology resources and strategies for all classrooms and grade levels Help students build critical thinking skills and gain confidence in their own unique voices

Creative Planning Resource For Interconnected Teaching And Learning

Author : Lyn Ellen Lacy
ISBN : 0820451851
Genre : Education
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Annotation Drawing from various educational reform theories, this book provides a foundation for interconnected teaching and learning for the whole child and across a curriculum featuring media literacy, multiculturalism, and personal development. Written for pre-service and in-service teachers at the preschool through twelfth grade levels, the book offers advice on planning to accommodate diverse groupings and making the most of limited resources. Lacy taught in Minneapolis Public Schools. Pailliotet teaches education at Whitman College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Teaching And Learning With Ict In The Primary School

Author : Sarah Younie
ISBN : 9781317667605
Genre : Education
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The new edition of Teaching and Learning with ICT in the Primary School introduces practising and student teachers to the range of ways in which ICT can be used to support and extend teaching and learning opportunities in their classrooms. Fully updated and expanded with brand new chapters reflecting the abundant changes in the field since the first edition was published, it offers practical guidance underpinned by the latest research and teaching in the field. It is illustrated throughout with case studies and examples together with a glossary explaining key terms. It focuses on how technology-based practices can support the teaching of individual subjects, as well as a range of teaching and learning styles. Key topics covered include: Support reading and writing with ICT Enhancing mathematics with technology ICT in the foundation subjects Computer programming Creativity and ICT ICT and sustainability Linking home and school Digital technologies for special educational needs Mobile technologies Gaming and virtual worlds Assessment E-Safety Written for all training primary teachers, as well as more experienced teachers and ICT co-ordinators looking for guidance on the latest innovative practice,Teaching and Learning with ICT in the Primary School, 2nd edition offers advice and ideas for creative, engaging and successful teaching and learning.

The Herb Kohl Reader

Author : Herbert Kohl
ISBN : 9781595585738
Genre : Literary Collections
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In more than forty books on subjects ranging from social justice to mathematics, morality to parenthood, Herb Kohl has earned a place as one of our foremost “educators who write.” With Marian Wright Edelman, Mike Rose, Lisa Delpit, and Vivian Paley among his fans, Kohl is “one of only a handful of writers,” as William Ayers says in his introduction, “to have had a serious impact on the practice of education over the past four decades.” Now, for the first time, readers can find collected in one place key essays and excerpts spanning the whole of Kohl’s career, including practical as well as theoretical writings. Selections come from Kohl’s classic 36 Children, his National Book Award-winning The View from the Oak (co-authored with his wife Judy), and all his best known and beloved books. The Herb Kohl Reader is destined to become a major new resource for old fans and a new generation of teachers and parents.

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