This volume expands on that interest with chapter authors drawn from interdisciplinary areas. It includes examples of creatively teaching across the education system, including preschool, K-12, undergraduate, and graduate level education.
Author: Mary Banks Gregerson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Creative teaching as well as teaching creativity are cutting edge issues in psychology today as recent academic and popular media coverage has shown. This volume expands on that interest with chapter authors drawn from interdisciplinary areas. It includes examples of creatively teaching across the education system, including preschool, K-12, undergraduate, and graduate level education. The variety of subjects covered by the chapters include psychology,math, science, and reading. In addition to creative teaching which may lead to enhanced learning and achievement in students, as well enhanced creativity,another focus is teaching with the objective to enhance creativity.
Going outside of all the boxes is probably impossible. ... Teaching, however, is
not dangerous, even if the teacher changes dramatically. ... Creativity, and
creative teaching, implies change that may send you outside the box or off the
Author: Jack Zevin
Publisher: R&L Education
Highlights of the book: Explores and expands opportunities for engaging student conversation and ideas Adds variety and depth to your teaching methods Hone questioning and critical thinking skills Move from lower to higher levels Reinvent instruction at home, work, or in classrooms as places of imagination and enjoyment
This book shows how teachers and school leaders can work together to overcome all-too-common barriers to creative teaching—leadership, structure, and culture—and collaborate to transform schools into creative organizations. “This work ...
Author: Keith Sawyer
Publisher: Teachers College Press
The Creative Classroom presents an original, compelling vision of schools where teaching and learning are centered on creativity. Drawing on the latest research as well as his studies of jazz and improvised theater, Sawyer describes curricula and classroom practices that will help educators get started with a new style of teaching, guided improvisation, where students are given freedom to explore within structures provided by the teacher. Readers will learn how to improve learning outcomes in all subjects—from science and math to history and language arts—by helping students master content-area standards at the same time as they increase their creative potential. This book shows how teachers and school leaders can work together to overcome all-too-common barriers to creative teaching—leadership, structure, and culture—and collaborate to transform schools into creative organizations. “This work will make it easier for educators to harness and develop the creative potential of the people around them—young or old.” —Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Claremont Graduate University “This guide is important for all educators that are seeking to be in sync with the changing demands of the 21st century.” —Kylie Peppler, Indiana University Bloomington “Keith Sawyer has written a wise and judicious book that will challenge and inspire teachers at all levels and in all disciplines.” —Ellen Winner, Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education “Keith Sawyer is a field leader in studies of creativity and education and he does not disappoint with this text. If teachers take one thing from this book, it’s to say ‘Yes!’ to kids’ voices.” —Erica Halverson, University of Wisconsin–Madison
This book is valuable to teachers, and for preachers, too. DAVID R. MAINS DIRECTOR, CHAPEL OF THE AIR It's about time. Creative Teaching Methods is not just another book on the theory of creativity (which we don't need).
Author: Marlene LeFever
Publisher: David C Cook
Do you ever wonder why Jeffrey talks all of the time? Or why Toni can't sit still? Or why Alex loves work sheets? Or why Jordan is always trying something new? Each chapter is fun to read, stimulating, and immensely practical. This book is valuable to teachers, and for preachers, too. DAVID R. MAINS DIRECTOR, CHAPEL OF THE AIR It's about time. Creative Teaching Methods is not just another book on the theory of creativity (which we don't need). Rather, it is a book on the practice of creativity in the classroom (which we desperately need). This is a book you will use over and over again. Creative Teaching Methods is loaded with practical and usable ideas that will make creative teaching a reality in your classroom. Without hesitation, I would recommend this book to anyone who teaches young people or adults. MIKE YACONELLI PRESIDENT, YOUTH SPECIALTIES Marlene LeFever makes the principle of learning through creative participation come alive for Christian education. Creative methods are vividly and invitingly explored for their potential for deepening the spiritual life through new ways of hearing the Word of God and using heretofore untapped personal resources in responding to it. Unique in its assumption that in Christian education creativity is just as essential in work with youth and adults as it is in work with children. D. CAMPBELL WYCKOFF PROFESSOR OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION EMERITUS, PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Marlene D. LeFever is Manager of Ministry Relations for David C. Cook Church Ministries, holds a master of Christian education and is a frequent speaker at Sunday School conventions, writers' conferences, and professional organizations. Editor of Teacher Touch, a quarterly letter of affirmation for Sunday School teachers, Marlene has authored over ten books, including Creative Teaching Methods (Cook), Creative Hospitality (Tyndale), and Is Your To Do List About To Do You In? (NavPress).
Providing case studies and examples of the ways in which teachers have delivered the curriculum creatively to pupils with special educational needs, this book is an invaluable guide for all those involved in teaching and engaging young ...
Author: Edward Sellman
Introducing creativity to the classroom is a concern for teachers, governments and future employers around the world, and there has been a drive to make experiences at school more exciting, relevant, challenging and dynamic for all young people, ensuring they leave education able to contribute to the global creative economy. Creative Learning to Meet Special Needs shows teachers how to use creativity in the curriculum for key stages 2 and 3 to support the learning of pupils with special educational needs in a way which effectively engages them and leaves a lasting impact on their school experiences and later lives. Describing the different ways in which a creative approach can help pupils with SEN access the curriculum, with activities and practical materials for teachers, this book will explain: why creativity is central to making the curriculum accessible how to use personalised learning with pupils with SEN how to promote achievements and motivation through creative experiences how the curriculum can be extended and represented in innovative ways for pupils with SEN how to use interactive methods of teaching and alternative methods of communication. Providing case studies and examples of the ways in which teachers have delivered the curriculum creatively to pupils with special educational needs, this book is an invaluable guide for all those involved in teaching and engaging young people with special needs.
In so doing you model and encourage creativity in your learners. We're not
arguing in this book that creativity is the 'be all and end all' of education, but we
are asserting that it has three increasingly important roles in the contemporary ...
Author: Brin Best
A guide to becoming a more effective teacher through a new teaching and learning framework that focuses on the key role of creativity in the classroom.
The book also considers the extent to which students can extend their traditional role through the provision of peer support or employment as Research Interns or Teaching Assistants and is intended to support teachers from all disciplines, ...
Author: Gayle Brewer
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Educators and education policy has increasingly acknowledged the value of creativity and creative approaches to education in particular. However, despite the recommendation that teachers adopt creative teaching techniques, few guidelines for the application of creative methods are available. Therefore, sharing practice is essential for creative education to become more widespread. Creative Education, Teaching and Learning highlights a range of innovative teaching techniques successfully employed by teachers from a range of disciplines and education levels. For example, chapters highlight the use of social networking sites, virtual games, film, book groups, board games, story telling, teddy bears, archival data, comedy, and art within education. The book also considers the extent to which students can extend their traditional role through the provision of peer support or employment as Research Interns or Teaching Assistants and is intended to support teachers from all disciplines, working with students at all levels.
This book is intended for educators and leaders in education who want to be serious about developing creative competencies and confidence.
Author: Christian Byrge
This book is intended for educators and leaders in education who want to be serious about developing creative competencies and confidence. - This has been the most important and useful learning experience in my 16 years of education. - Within a week my brain was totally reconfigured. - I now dare to approach any problem creatively. - I can now produce as many ideas as I like, literally. - I learned to apply and produce far more knowledge, and in ways that are more meaningful. How to teach creativity in schools, youth education, vocational education, higher education as well as in professional education? There are lots of books about creativity in education. However, this may be the first to offer a research based, yet completely hands-on, guide for developing a systematic and holistic advancement of creative competencies and confidence. With this book you can: - Design creativity as a course on its own. - Integrate creativity teaching into existing subjects. - Prepare assignments and activities that foster creativity. - Practise individual and team creative process work. - Develop creative learning environments. - Perform holistic evaluations of creativity. - Advance creativity so that it becomes second nature. Creativity may be one of the most powerful and influential skills in the history of mankind. However, so far creativity has been primarily a skill possessed by great thinkers who push forward the human race. Do you also believe that creativity should be a skill for everyone to master, so that they can help innovate everyday life, organisations, industries, domains and societies? In the near future, creativity will be one of the top sought after skills in workplaces, by entrepreneurs and in general life, as robots and artificial intelligence are increasingly being introduced to take over human tasks. However, the current teaching of creative process methods is far too weak. Adding some creative techniques is not enough either. We need to start teaching creativity in a more holistic way. In a way that builds both creative competence and confidence. Creativity needs to become second nature. This book will help you kickstart creativity teaching in an engaging, serious, systematic and holistic way. It provides a comprehensive hands-on practical introduction on how to teach creativity in all kinds of education, in all kinds of subjects and at all levels of education. It goes way beyond the traditional simple methods and techniques for designing and facilitating creative processes and creative workshops. This includes lots of creativity exercises that you can use directly in your teaching and that can be easily translated to fit your subject and project themes. The book introduces: - A competency hierarchy model with 20 fundamental creative skills, detailing how to practice each skill. The model includes cognitive stimulation, idea expression, perceptual flexibility, imagination, persuasion, subconscious thinking and more. - A creative phase model with 7 universal creative process steps, detailing how to integrate each phase into general study activities and project work. The model includes focus, internal exploration, co-creation, compliance gaining and more. - A holistic creativity evaluation model with 6 important approaches for evaluating creativity, detailing how to perform each evaluation. The model includes how to evaluate creative self-perception, creative production, personal creative methods and more. - A systematic approach for developing a creative learning environment, detailing key pedagogical elements like time and duration of creative activities, the role of individuals and teams in teaching creativity, the difference between domain-specific and domain-general cases, and more.
This stimulating text shows how primary mathematics can be creative, exciting and enjoyable.
Author: Mary Briggs
This stimulating text shows how primary mathematics can be creative, exciting and enjoyable. Offering teachers a dynamic and different perspective, it enables them to see and teach in creative ways that will develop their pupil’s mathematical thinking potential. Creative Teaching: Mathematics in the Primary Classroom encourages students, trainees and practicing teachers to envision and develop a classroom where children can take risks, enjoy and experiment with mathematical thinking, and discover and pursue their interests and talents in an imaginative yet purposeful way. This second edition contains key updates to reflect the changes to the primary curriculum and includes: new sections on: specialist teaching, parental engagement and approaches to homework; creative classroom environments; working walls, displays and outdoor settings; links to assessment, speaking, listening and learning theory; use of media, film, news and stories for creative learning; cross-curricula work. Featuring reflective tasks in every chapter, this book will prove essential and inspiring reading for all trainee and practising teachers looking to develop their creative practice. Aimed at primary and early years trainee teachers, NQTs and experienced teachers, this is a timely publication for teachers and schools seeking to broaden their maths curriculum, making it more creative and appealing to young minds.
There are many books on foreign language teaching - this book is different because it focuses on the learner and the learning process.
Author: Ulrike Sievers
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
There are many books on foreign language teaching - this book is different because it focuses on the learner and the learning process. It starts from the social nature of interactive learning and locates learning in a community of learners, one of whom is the teacher. The conditions for lasting learning in the foreign language are the basis for the teaching methods. These aim to provide a rich and shared learning context, offer individualised support and scaffolding for learning and make the language the medium for learning what learners are interested in as developing persons. It makes teachers into reflective researchers of their practice, thus ensuring that teaching is an art, a craft and a science. The best learning occurs when teachers can read the effects of their teaching on the learning behaviour of the pupils and are able to adapt their approach to be inclusive of all learning types. The approach carefully developed in this book, takes foreign language teaching and learning to a new level. Without losing touch with its origins in Waldorf pedagogy, it also draws on contemporary learning theory. Above all it is an authentic account of the learning journey of a committed and caring teacher.
This book contains an evidence-based pedagogic guide to enable any motivated teaching/training professional to be able to teach effectively and creatively.
Author: Dennis Sale
This book contains an evidence-based pedagogic guide to enable any motivated teaching/training professional to be able to teach effectively and creatively. It firstly summarises the extensive research field on human psychological functioning relating to learning and how this can be fully utilised in the design and facilitation of quality learning experiences. It then demonstrates what creativity actually 'looks like' in terms of teaching practices, modelling the underpinning processes of creative learning design and how to apply these in lesson planning. The book, having established an evidence-based and pedagogically driven approach to creative learning design, extensively focuses on key challenges facing teaching professionals today. These include utilising information technologies in blended learning formats, differentiating instruction, and developing self-directed learners who can think well. The main purpose of the book is to demystify what it means to teach creatively, explicitly demonstrating the principles of good pedagogic design and communication strategies that underpin such activity. The message is clear - creative teaching competence is both a highly useful and a learnable capability.
This is the essential resource for trainees and teachers working in the PCET sector who are looking for new and creative ways of engaging and motivating their learners.
Author: Eastwood, Linda
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
This is the essential resource for trainees and teachers working in the PCET sector who are looking for new and creative ways of engaging and motivating their learners. The book contains 50 brilliant activities that can be used in a variety of settings and applied to different subject areas. The authors give specific details relating to planning, preparation and implementation for each activity and, in addition, suggest a whole range of further variations for each activity to try out too! Key features include: 50 practical and innovative teaching activities Practical tips to get the most from each activity; Variations and subject-specific examples; Thinking Points to encourage reflection; What Next signposts to further reading; A theoretical framework which sets the activities within the context of creativity and innovation.--Back cover.