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

View: 696

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.
Categories: Education

Contemporary Perspectives on Research in Creativity in Early Childhood Education

Contemporary Perspectives on Research in Creativity in Early Childhood Education

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.

Author: Olivia N. Saracho

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781617357411

Category: Education

Page: 426

View: 184

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, cross-cultural, 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.
Categories: Education

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: 292

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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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: 654

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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Contemporary Perspectives on Research in Creativity in Early Childhood Education

Contemporary Perspectives on Research in Creativity in Early Childhood Education

Early childhood educators' support of children's creative development is often
based on understanding creativity in general terms. Providing open-ended
materials and encouraging children to participate in creative activities are ...

Author: Olivia Saracho

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781617357428

Category: Education

Page: 439

View: 968

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.
Categories: Education

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: 417

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 and the Arts in Early Childhood

Creativity and the Arts in Early Childhood

International Research in Early Childhood Education, 7(2) 3–25. Wetherell, M. (
2012) Affect and Emotion: A New Social Science Understanding. Los Angeles,
CA: SAGE Publications. White, R., Lord, P. and Sharp, C. (2015) Headteachers' ...

Author: Ruth Churchill Dower

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781785926143

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 449

Offering practical guidance on encouraging creativity in early childhood settings, this much-needed book highlights the importance of the arts and creativity for children's learning, critical thinking, social interaction and self-regulation. The book considers the impact of creativity on early brain development and discusses how to choose the right arts or creative approach for your children. Principles for creative curriculums, teaching, assessments and environments are provided and each chapter includes a 'practitioner toolkit' element, with reflective questions and practical strategies for implementing the learning from the chapter into daily practice.
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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: 960

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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Understanding Creativity

Understanding Creativity

No one started to be creative in adulthood without having some thread for that
creativity leading back to childhood . ... He credits his becoming an artist to these
early childhood experiences , even though , as his mother , I had predicted that
he ...

Author: Jane Piirto

Publisher: Great Potential PressInc

ISBN: UOM:39015058704092

Category: Psychology

Page: 521

View: 266

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

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: 825

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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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: 601

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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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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Creative Expression and Play in the Early Childhood Curriculum

Creative Expression and Play in the Early Childhood Curriculum

their own understanding about the world , and that path to understanding is
littered with errors . If we make learners self - conscious about mistakes , their
progress will be slowed or even halted . Understand Creative Activities . After the
first ...

Author: Joan P. Isenberg

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

ISBN: UVA:X002481791

Category: Creative activities and seat work

Page: 389

View: 161

Categories: Creative activities and seat work

The Creative Arts

The Creative Arts

To package this text with the course-specific version of MyEdLab use this ISBN:0-136-10109-7 Many changes and major revisions in this fifth edition provide a comprehensive look at the creative arts and how the arts can expand our ...

Author: Linda Carol Edwards

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UVA:X030468473

Category: Education

Page: 366

View: 710

For courses in Creative Arts in Early Childhood Education. This text emphasizes process over product in guiding preservice teachers to guide preschoolers and primary-grade chidren in creatively expressing themselves in the arts: visual arts, dance and movement, and drama. Key changes to this edition include a new feature on extending creativity into the home with families, more multicultural content and examples of multicultural art forms, and a new section in each chapter addressing national standards. New to this Edition! MyEducationLab! To package this text with the course-specific version of MyEdLab use this ISBN:0-136-10109-7 Many changes and major revisions in this fifth edition provide a comprehensive look at the creative arts and how the arts can expand our understanding of the teaching and learning process. Inclusion of Mathematics, Science, Social studies and the Language Arts Standards. Each of the content chapters presents the national standards for mathematics, science, social studies and language arts and describes how these standards can be integrated into visual and performing arts lessons. This feature will help students and instructors answer the question: “How do I include the creative arts within a standards driven curriculum?” This new feature will enable students and instructors to address all of the national content areas standards in ways that are appropriate for young children. Curriculum Planning, Lesson Plans and Arts Integreation. The chapters on music, dance and movement, visual arts and theatre (drama) presents strategies for developing lesson plans to encourage using the arts as an all encompassing arena for including mathematics, science, social studies and the language arts within a creative arts curriculum. Assessment. Assessment procedures are presented and described to provide students and instructors with concrete ideas that will provide children opportunities to demonstrate their capabilities in a fair and accurate manner in an authentic setting that is integrated into the instructional process. Theory Into Practice: Implications for Teaching. These sections take a critical look at theory and presents ideas for linking theory to practice. Suggestions are provided for developing activities based on the developmental level of the children. This feature demystifies what can be abstract theoretical ideas and describes theory in terms of children's active learning modalities. Where Does a Teacher Get Ideas for Creative Arts? This feature presents ideas gleaned from practicing teachers about how they use children's interests in deciding on ideas for process oriented art lessons. Successful lessons from teachers are included throughout the chapters on music, dance and movement, visual arts and theatre.
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Creativity in Early Childhood Classrooms

Creativity in Early Childhood Classrooms

Ways by which teachers can enhance creativity skills of children in the classroom are addressed in this monograph.

Author: Deborah W. Tegano

Publisher: National Education Assn

ISBN: UOM:39015024904529

Category: Creative ability in children

Page: 135

View: 752

Ways by which teachers can enhance creativity skills of children in the classroom are addressed in this monograph. An overview of creativity first sets the stage for discussions on the child, curriculum, teacher, and environment. The goal is to show the many faces of the development of creativity in children and to recognize ways to enhance the child's potential to meet challenges. Following the introduction, chapter 2 (The Child) covers early creativity, developmental creativity, and how to recognize creative potential. Chapter 3 (The Curriculum) discusses the relationship of creativity to curriculum, the role of exploration and play, ways to organize classroom activities for creativity, feeling trapped by textbooks and curricula, research on creativity and schools, and curricula to encourage creative thinking. In chapter 4 (The Teacher) focus is on attitudes and styles that foster creative potential, including learning objectives versus performance objectives, the teacher's role as observer, and teacher characteristics that facilitate creative development. Fifteen key points are summarized in chapter 5. Supplementary materials, including a Preschool Creativity Rating Scale, are appended. Contains approximately 175 references. (LB)
Categories: Creative ability in children

Early Childhood Education Planning and Administering Programs

Early Childhood Education  Planning and Administering Programs

Torrance ?? concludes that many children needlessly sacrifice their creativity due
to the rigidly structured situation in ... 23 the value that may be derived from an
increased understanding of creative ability in the preschool years depends on ...

Author: Annie Louise Butler

Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company

ISBN: UCAL:B3606486

Category: Early childhood education

Page: 240

View: 930

Categories: Early childhood education

Creative Thinking and Arts based Learning

Creative Thinking and Arts based Learning

Preschool Through Fourth Grade Joan P. Isenberg, Mary Renck Jalongo. Green ,
J . ( 2001 ) . Socially ... The case study method and evolving systems approach
for understanding creative people at work . In R . J . Sternberg ( Ed . ) , The ...

Author: Joan P. Isenberg

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UVA:X004907943

Category: Education

Page: 482

View: 954

"Creative Thinking and Arts-Based Learning "prepares preservice and inservice teachers to "know why "children's creative thinking and play are so important, "know about "children's play and creative thinking, and also "know how "to provide these experiences within the curriculum. It contains extensive coverage of the roles, responsibilities, and strategies that lead to a more child-centered, play-based curriculum. An Applied Approach Many instructional guidelines and classroom strategies are presented throughout the text for integrating creative thinking and play into learning. Cases about preschoolers, K-2nd graders, and 3rd-4th graders open each chapter and show readers how teachers infuse the arts into learning. Meeting Standards. This new feature discusses how to provide for creativity in classrooms while also meeting state and national standards. Frequently Asked Questions. Another new feature poses common questions about issues, such as what materials and resources to use, how to adapt environments for diverse learners, and how to foster and assess creative thought. Misconceptions are dispelled with research-based answers. A Theoretical Approach Solid theory underlies all of the content. The authors' experience as university professors and practitioners is evident in their clear presentation of relevant theory. A Reflective Approach Teacher's Reflections in each chapter tell readers what other preservice and inservice teachers are thinking and doing in their classrooms relative to their experiences with the arts. Resources: Instructor's Manual and test Bank, PowerPoint Slides
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Young Children

Young Children

Toward a sensible education : Inquiring into the role of visual arts in early
childhood education . ... Greater understanding of the local community : A
community - based art education program for rural schools . ... Creative and
mental growth .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015045457374

Category: Education, Preschool

Page:

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Categories: Education, Preschool

The Creative Child and Adult Quarterly

The Creative Child and Adult Quarterly

Issacs , Ann F . Creativity And Giftedness : An Acrostic For Home And Classroom
, Cincinnati , Ohio : The National ... Encouraging Creativity In Early Childhood . ...
Understanding Creative Behavior , The Gifted Child Q . 1970 , 14 , 116 - 19 .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000739185

Category: Artists

Page:

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Categories: Artists

Understanding Creativity

Understanding Creativity

This is not to say that early deprivation always causes decreased microneuronal
growth or low creative ability , but the ... Hunt argued that projects such as Head
Start and , in fact , early childhood education in Western cultures do not begin ...

Author: John S. Dacey

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39015043814022

Category: Psychology

Page: 298

View: 581

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