Understanding Creativity in Early Childhood

Understanding Creativity in Early Childhood

Ideal for students of early childhood, and for anyone working with young children, this book is a revelatory guide to the mind of the young child.

Author: Susan Wright

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446205921

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Do you want to understand young children's development in greater depth? Would you like to see how they view the world around them, and what they think the future might look like? Creativity in early childhood is an area of fascination for all those working with young children, and this book investigates why children create, and what their creations mean. Chapters describe the processes and depict the outcomes of meaning-making, and of making room for children's voices through the open-ended activity of drawing. Issues examined include: - the increasingly popular use of multi-modal texts; - links between creativity and literacy; - the importance of art in early childhood; - concrete examples of children's meaning-making, from the author's research. We see how non-verbal and verbal communication is used to convey meaning, and how children's voices emerge; the important role imagination and narrative play in the early and continuing development of children is emphasized throughout the book. Ideal for students of early childhood, and for anyone working with young children, this book is a revelatory guide to the mind of the young child.
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Exploring Children s Creative Narratives

Exploring Children s Creative Narratives

This fascinating collection of international research offers fresh perspectives on children’s creative processes and the expression of their creative imagination through dramatic play, stories, artwork, dance, music and conversation.

Author: Dorothy Faulkner

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136739569

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 395

This collection of international research offers fresh perspectives on children’s creative processes and the expression of their creative imagination together with informed theoretical critiques of current educational practice.
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Art and Creative Development for Young Children

Art and Creative Development for Young Children

This updated text takes a child-centered approach to art education.

Author: Robert Schirrmacher

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: UVA:X004907467

Category: Education

Page: 419

View: 677

Art and Creative Development for young Children, 5E, written for early childhood professionals and those preparing to work with children in child care, preschool, or a Kindergarten through third grade setting, is a comprehensive, must-have resource for setting up a developmentally appropriate art program. This updated text takes a child-centered approach to art education. It covers the important issues of creative experience, art and the developing child, special needs and diversity, children's artistic development, planning, developing, implementing and evaluating art, integrating art across the curriculum, roles and strategies that facilitate children's artistic expression, evaluation and assessment.
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Understanding Creativity

Understanding Creativity

In this book, parents and teachers will find many suggestions for enhancing a child's creativity.

Author: Jane Piirto

Publisher: Great Potential PressInc

ISBN: UOM:39015058704092

Category: Psychology

Page: 521

View: 248

In this book, parents and teachers will find many suggestions for enhancing a child's creativity. Understanding Creativity offers advice on how to plan adventures, value work without evaluation, set a creative tone, and incorporate creativity values intoone's own family or classroom culture. Readers will learn how to spot talent through a child's behaviors and how to encourage practice. Real-life examples of artists, musicians, dancers, entrepreneurs, architects, and authors are included. --From publisher's description.
Categories: Psychology

Art and Creative Development for Young Children

Art and Creative Development for Young Children

Activities and recipes make the text a valuable resource for in-service teachers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Author: J. Englebright Fox

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781285965673

Category: Education

Page: 400

View: 786

Written for pre-service and in-service early childhood professionals in child care, preschool, or kindergarten through third grade settings, ART & CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, 8th Edition, takes a child-centered approach to art education. Updated throughout, the book includes an in-depth discussion of technology to aid teachers in understanding the role that technology can play in children's visual art appreciation and production. Guidelines for establishing an inclusive art program in classrooms for young children are included for early childhood professionals. Activities and recipes make the text a valuable resource for in-service teachers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Creativity and the Arts with Young Children

Creativity and the Arts with Young Children

The text focuses on helping educators make the vital connection to the arts--including music, movement, drama, and the visual arts--throughout all areas of the classroom and curriculum, and on developing creative teachers who will be able ...

Author: Rebecca Isbell

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781111838072

Category: Education

Page: 400

View: 538

CREATIVITY AND THE ARTS WITH YOUNG CHILDREN, Third Edition, is written for early childhood educators as well as those who work with children from birth through age eight. The text focuses on helping educators make the vital connection to the arts--including music, movement, drama, and the visual arts--throughout all areas of the classroom and curriculum, and on developing creative teachers who will be able to foster an artistic environment. Observations and photos of teachers and children demonstrate practical ways the arts can be used to help children reach their potential. Educators will find many ideas for open-ended activities that are important for the development of young children, and which will encourage them to think in new ways. Discussion of professional standards and recommendations allows teachers to be cognizant of goals that are important in the early years. Thorough in its coverage, the text speaks to children with special needs and cultural diversity, leaving readers with a complete information resource regarding arts in the young child's classroom. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Contemporary Perspectives on Research in Creativity in Early Childhood Education

Contemporary Perspectives on Research in Creativity in Early Childhood Education

Finally, they discuss the implications of these observations for improving creative
education. Young children's ... Early childhood educators' support of children's
creative development is often based on understanding creativity in general terms.

Author: Olivia Saracho

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781617357428

Category: Education

Page: 439

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Recently, a new understanding of creative thought and creative performance has surfaced. In addition, an interest has emerged in professional organizations especially those in early childhood education. In addition, current creativity researchers have initiated a far more sophisticated understanding of young children’s creative thinking, ways to assess creativity, strategies to promote creativity, and research methodologies. The purpose of this volume is to present a wide range of different theories and areas in the study of creativity to help researchers and theorists work toward the development of different perspectives on creativity with young children. It focuses on critical analyses and reviews of the literature on topics related to creativity research, development, theories, and practices. It will serve as a reference for early childhood education researchers, scholars, academics, general educators, teacher educators, teachers, graduate students, and scientists to stimulate further “dialogue” on ways to enhance creativity. The chapters are of high quality and provide scholarly analyses of research studies that capture the full range of approaches to the study of creativity behavioral, clinical, cognitive, crosscultural, developmental, educational, genetic, organizational, psychoanalytic, psychometric, and social. Interdisciplinary research is also included, as is research within specific domains such as art and science, as well as on critical issues (e.g., aesthetics, genius, imagery, imagination, insight, intuition, metaphor, play, problem finding and solving). Thus, it offers critical analyses on reviews of research in a form that are useful to early childhood researchers, scholars, educators, and graduate students. It also places the current research in its historical context. The volume is also of interest to the general readers who are interested in the young children’s creativity. The chapters are authored by established scholars in the field of young children’s creativity.
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Creative Arts for Early Childhood

Creative Arts for Early Childhood

Follows the ethos of the HighScope model, while referring to the work of other philosophies such as Reggio Emilia.

Author: Sinead E. Kelly

Publisher: Gill Education

ISBN: 0717159744

Category: Arts

Page: 192

View: 504

A new practical guide to understanding and planning creative activities that promote a child's learning, development and well-being, with specific regard to age and stage of development. Introduces and examines the role and benefits of creative media - such as movement and dance, visual arts, drama and music - as a form of communication, therapy and education. Applies the themes and principles of Aistear and Siolta to all activities. Demonstrates examples of child-led indoor and outdoor activities based on the creative arts curriculum, with emphasis on process-based play. Provides clear step-by-step instructions for planning, implementing and assessing activities, taking possible financial and time restrictions into consideration. Emphasises the role of the adult in facilitating the child's engagement within the creative arts curriculum. Presents recent changes in legislation and pre-school regulations in Ireland, and current views and findings on creativity in early childhood. Follows the ethos of the HighScope model, while referring to the work of other philosophies such as Reggio Emilia. Wriiten For: Creative Arts for Early Childhood Level 5 module [5N1769] and Early Childhood Arts and Culture Level 6 module [6N1936], as part of the Early Childhood Care and Education QQI awards Any childcare modules where creative activities form an integral part of assessment
Categories: Arts

Creativity in the Classroom

Creativity in the Classroom

The fourth edition of this well-known text continues the mission of its predecessors âe" to help teachers link creativity research and theory to the everyday activities of classroom teaching.

Author: Alane J. Starko

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415997065

Category: Education

Page: 356

View: 430

The fourth edition of this well-known text continues the mission of its predecessors âe" to help teachers link creativity research and theory to the everyday activities of classroom teaching. Part I (chs 1-5) includes information on models and theories of creativity, characteristics of creative people, and talent development. Part II (chapters 6-10) includes strategies explicitly designed to teach creative thinking, to weave creative thinking into content area instruction, and to organize basic classroom activities (grouping, lesson planning, assessment, motivation and classroom organization) in ways that support studentsâe(tm) creativity. Changes in this Edition: Improved Organization -- This edition has been reorganized from 8 to 10 chapters allowing the presentation of theoretical material in clearer, more manageable chunks. New Material âe" In addition to general updating, there are more examples involving middle and secondary school teaching, more examples linking creativity to technology, new information on the misdiagnosis of creative students as ADHD, and more material on cross-cultural concepts of creativity, collaborative creativity, and linking creativity to state standards. Pedagogy & Design âe" Chapter-opening vignettes, within-chapter reflection questions and activities, sample lesson ideas from real teachers, and end-of-chapter journaling activities help readers adapt content to their own teaching situations. Also, a larger trim makes the layout more open and appealing and a single end-of-book reference section makes referencing easier. Targeted specifically to educators (but useful to others), this book is suitable for any course that deals wholly or partly with creativity in teaching, teaching the gifted and talented, or teaching thinking and problem solving. Such courses are variously found in departments of special education, early childhood education, curriculum and instruction, or educational psychology.
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Developing Thinking and Understanding in Young Children

Developing Thinking and Understanding in Young Children

Wolfe, C.D. and Bell, M.A. (2007) 'The integration of cognition and emotion during
infancy and early childhood: Regulatory processes associated with the ... Wright,
S. (2010) Understanding Creativity in Early Childhood, London: Sage. Wright ...

Author: Sue Robson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429890772

Category: Education

Page: 304

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The third edition of this essential book presents a comprehensive and accessible overview of contemporary theory and research about young children’s developing thinking and understanding. Sue Robson’s detailed exploration of the ideas and theories is enlivened by transcripts of children’s activities and conversations taken from practice and contemporary research, helping readers to make links between theory, research and practice. This new edition brings together up-to-date research into neuroscience and digital learning, combining theory with discussions for best practice. Each chapter also includes ideas for further reading and suggested activities. Key chapters explore: Theories of cognitive development The social, emotional and cultural contexts of children’s thinking Developments in brain science and young children The central roles of play and language in young children’s developing thinking Children’s conceptual development; visual thinking and thinking in music This book is crucial reading for all those interested in how young children develop through their thoughts and actions, including students of Early Years studies; teachers and early years practitioners
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Young Children s Play and Creativity

Young Children s Play and Creativity

This book draws on the voices of practitioners, academics and researchers to examine young children’s play, creativity and the participatory nature of their learning.

Author: Gill Goodliff

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315446837

Category:

Page:

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This book draws on the voices of practitioners, academics and researchers to examine young children's play, creativity and the participatory nature of their learning. Bringing together a wide range of perspectives from the UK and internationally, it focuses on the level of engagement and exploration involved in children's play and how it can be facilitated in different contexts and cultures. This new reader aims to challenge thinking, promote reflection and stimulate further discussion by bringing together research and practice on play and creativity. Divided into two parts, Part I is written by researchers and academics and explores key themes such as creative meaning making, listening to children's voices, risk and spaces, children's rights, play and technology. Part II is authored by Early Childhood professionals and reveals how practitioners have responded to the issues surrounding play and creativity. Each chapter is contextualised by an introduction to highlight the key points and a list of follow-up questions is also included to encourage reflection and debate. Drawing on the wide-ranging writing of academics, practitioners and researchers, this book is an invaluable resource for students, practitioners and all those who are interested in the essence of play and creativity, what it means for children, and the far-reaching benefits for their well-being, learning and development.
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The Creative Arts

The Creative Arts

This novel book engages teachers in the processes of creativity to encourage creative growth and participation in their classrooms.

Author: Linda Carol Edwards

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UVA:X004896804

Category: Education

Page: 372

View: 171

This novel book engages teachers in the processes of creativity to encourage creative growth and participation in their classrooms. It emphasizes process, rather than product, so teachers learn that once they tap into their own creativity they are better equipped to help children participate in the creative process. New and expanded content in the fourth edition includes: National standards for drama, visual arts, dance, and music and examples of how teachers can address them A new Families feature in each chapter explaining how families can support children's creative activities at home Expanded and deepened multicultural content in the prose and in exploring the arts through a multicultural context Children's literature and recommended books in each chapter for integrating literature and the arts
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Young Children s Creative Thinking

Young Children s Creative Thinking

The importance of promoting young children’s creative thinking, and the social relationships which support it, is now seen as a vital element of good early childhood practice.

Author: Sue Robson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857027313

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 283

The importance of promoting young children’s creative thinking, and the social relationships which support it, is now seen as a vital element of good early childhood practice. The authors push forward our understanding of what young children’s creative thinking is, and how it promotes young children’s well-being. By drawing on research evidence, they examine key issues from the perspectives of the child, the parents or careers and early childhood practitioners, and make links between theory and practice.
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Young Children and the Arts

Young Children and the Arts

This book presents valuable guidelines for early childhood teachers, families, caregivers and community organizations.

Author: Carol KornBursztyn

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781617357459

Category: Education

Page: 239

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Young Children and the Arts: Nurturing Imagination and Creativity examines the place of the arts in the experiences of young and very young children at home and in outofhome settings at school and in the community. There is great need for development of resources in the arts specifically designed to introduce babies and toddlers to participatory experiences in the visual arts, dance, music, and storytelling/theater. This book presents valuable guidelines for early childhood teachers, families, caregivers and community organizations. Young Children and the Arts presents a comprehensive approach to the arts that is aligned with early childhood developmentally appropriate practice and that combines an exploratory, materialsbased approach with an aestheticeducation approach for children from birth to eight years of age. It addresses both how the arts are foundational to learning, and how teachers and parents can nurture young children’s developing imagination and creativity. The models presented emphasize a participatory approach, introducing young children to the arts through activities that call for engagement, initiative and creative activity. Additionally, Young Children and the Arts addresses the intersection of early childhood education and the arts—at points of convergence, and at moments of tension. The role of families and communities in developing and promoting arts suffused experiences for and with young children are addressed. Young Children and the Arts examines the role of innovative arts policy in supporting a broadbased early arts program across the diverse settings in which young children and their families live, work, and learn.
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Creative Activities and Curriculum for Young Children

Creative Activities and Curriculum for Young Children

This is a book you'll want to use throughout your professional career. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Author: Mary Mayesky

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781285428178

Category: Education

Page: 624

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CREATIVE ACTIVITIES AND CURRICULUM FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, 11th Edition, is filled with fun, creative, and easy-to implement activities for young children. You'll be encouraged to exercise your own creativity as well as learn how to help young children do the same. Hundreds of activities, up-to-date research, recipes, finger plays, information on how to select children's books, and more make this book an invaluable resource for you and others planning to work creatively with children across the curriculum. This is a book you'll want to use throughout your professional career. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Creative Development in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Creative Development in the Early Years Foundation Stage

The clear and practical information in this book will help practitioners in supporting and developing the natural curiosity of children, helping them explore and express their own ideas through a variety of activities including music art ...

Author: Pamela May

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415478366

Category: Education

Page: 136

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The Practical Guidance in the Early Years Foundation Stage series will assist practitioners in the smooth and successful implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Each book gives clear and detailed explanations of each aspect of Learning and Development and encourages readers to consider each area within its broadest context to expand and develop their own knowledge and good practice. Practical ideas and activities for all age groups are offered along with a wealth of expertise of how elements from the practice guidance can be implemented within all early years settings. The books include suggestions for the innovative use of everyday ressources, popular books and stories. The clear and practical information in this book will help practitioners in supporting and developing the natural curiosity of children, helping them explore and express their own ideas through a variety of activities including music art and dance. The author explores the balance between the necessary freedoms of choice that creativity requires and the control which thoughtful practitioners must exert and offers ideas for building children's imaginations through play.
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Supporting Creativity And Imagination In The Early Years

Supporting Creativity And Imagination In The Early Years

Updated throughout, this second edition considers creativity and imagination in the light of contemporary initiatives such as Every Child Matters, Birth to Three Matters, Sure Start and the Foundation Stage curriculum.

Author: Duffy, Bernadette

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335218592

Category: Education

Page: 190

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Reviews of the first edition “In addition to expected information about developmental stages and caregiver response, Duffy discusses diversity and accessibility issues that affect children’s response to opportunities to express their creativity … an admirably detailed guide to creativity for persons involved in caring for young children.†Education Review “The strength of Bernadette Duffy’s book is her ability to share through tables, examples, theory and reflections her deep understanding of children’s creative process…†Montessori International Magazine Learning through the arts has the potential to stimulate open ended activity that encourages discovery, exploration, experimentation and invention, thus contributing to children’s development in all areas of learning and helping to make the curriculum meaningful to them. Bernadette Duffy draws on her extensive experience of promoting young children's creativity and imagination to examine how visual representations, music, dance, imaginative play and drama can enable children to express their feelings, thoughts and responses. She highlights examples of good practice and provides practical guidance for those working with young children in a variety of settings, including home, school and centre-based care. Updated throughout, this second edition considers creativity and imagination in the light of contemporary initiatives such as Every Child Matters, Birth to Three Matters, Sure Start and the Foundation Stage curriculum. Supporting Creativity and Imagination in the Early Yearsis essential reading for early years practitioners and students, as well as anyone who delights in young children's learning and development and wants to explore new ways of supporting it.
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Creative Children Imaginative Teaching

Creative Children  Imaginative Teaching

Creativity is a term often discussed in relation to education, particularly in primary schools. This book sets out to explore what it means in both practical and theoretical terms for both children and teachers.

Author: Florence Beetlestone

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335230662

Category: Education

Page: 158

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Creativity is a term often discussed in relation to education, particularly in primary schools. This book sets out to explore what it means in both practical and theoretical terms for both children and teachers. Topics covered include: planning, resourcing, organizing, managing and assessing creativity. Cameos and classroom examples are used in order to indicate effective strategies for promoting creativity within and across curriculum subjects.
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Creative Learning 3 11 and how We Document it

Creative Learning 3 11 and how We Document it

Focusing on the how, what and why of creative learning, this book seeks to explore new theoretical, practical and methodological directions for engaging with it.

Author: Anna Craft

Publisher: Trentham Books Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015074259253

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 373

Focusing on the how, what and why of creative learning, this book seeks to explore new theoretical, practical and methodological directions for engaging with it.
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Understanding Creativity

Understanding Creativity

Hence, he believed that sublimation is the primary cause of creativity. The link
between unconscious sexual needs and creativity begins in the early years of life
. Although many people do not think of children as having sexual needs, Freud ...

Author: John S. Dacey

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39015043814022

Category: Psychology

Page: 298

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In Understanding Creativity, authors John S. Dacey and Kathleen H. Lennon offer a thorough examination of the three factors - biological, psychological, and social - that contribute to the creative process. In clear and lively language, this book explores a breadth of topics on creativity including: how creative people operate as successful and imaginative problem solvers, the essential role self-control plays in realizing creative potential, and the most current discoveries about how the brain works on the neuronal and chemical levels. Most important, the book presents an innovative model that integrates the biological, psychological, and social elements and reflects the most significant advances in current creativity research.
Categories: Psychology