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.
Categories: Education

Understanding Creativity in Early Childhood

Understanding Creativity in Early Childhood

This book will form the link between creativity & literacy with concrete examples of children's meaning making, as well as offering a protocol for students to follow.

Author: Susan Kay Wright

Publisher:

ISBN: 1446251446

Category: Creative ability in children

Page: 188

View: 124

Creativity is a key theme in early childhood studies at the moment & is increasingly highlighted in all manner of early childhood academic courses. This book will form the link between creativity & literacy with concrete examples of children's meaning making, as well as offering a protocol for students to follow.
Categories: Creative ability in children

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

View: 852

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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Creativity and Early Years Education

Creativity and Early Years Education

And how can it be assessed?In this carefully-weighed, clearly written and scholarly study, Anna Craft answers these and related questions, providing in the process a comprehensive guide to creativity for all those who work with children in ...

Author: Anna Craft

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441103932

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 837

Most people accept that early years education should aim to develop children's creativity, but this raises a number of questions: What is creativity? How does it relate to such concepts as imagination, self-expression and intelligence? Why is it valuable?--and in what ways? Can creativity be taught? And, if so, how? And how can it be assessed?In this carefully-weighed, clearly written and scholarly study, Anna Craft answers these and related questions, providing in the process a comprehensive guide to creativity for all those who work with children in the early years.
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: 975

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

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 Saracho

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781617357428

Category: Education

Page: 439

View: 570

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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Understanding Creativity

Understanding Creativity

What happens when a child is deprived of a suitable early environment ? Take ,
for example , extremely poor households in slum areas . In some of these homes
, the father is absent , there are numerous other children , and the mother must ...

Author: John S. Dacey

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39015043814022

Category: Psychology

Page: 298

View: 691

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

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: 207

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

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: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136739552

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 561

How should we understand children’s creativity? 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. Drawing on a range of research evidence from innovative educational initiatives in a wide variety of countries, Exploring Children’s Creative Narratives develops new theoretical and practical insights that challenge traditional thinking about children’s creativity. The chapters, written by well-respected international contributors: offer new conceptual and interpretive frameworks for understanding children’s creativity contest conventional discourses about the origins and nature of creativity challenge the view that young children’s creativity can only be judged in terms of their creative output explore the significance children themselves attribute to their creative activity argue the need for a radical reappraisal of the influence of the sociocultural context on children’s creative expression discuss the implications of this research in relation to teacher education and curriculum design. This broad yet coherent compilation of research on creativity in childhood is essential reading for students, researchers and policy makers in early childhood as well as for Early Years professionals with a particular interest in creativity.
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Young Children s Creative Thinking

Young Children s Creative Thinking

The book is divided into three key parts: - creative thinking, social relationships and early childhood practice - exploring perspectives in early childhood research - experiences of young children, parents and practitioners Chapters ...

Author: Hiroko Fumoto

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446291313

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 607

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 carers, and early childhood practitioners and make links between theory and practice. The book is divided into three key parts: - creative thinking, social relationships and early childhood practice - exploring perspectives in early childhood research - experiences of young children, parents and practitioners Chapters integrate practice, research and conceptual understanding to meet the needs of undergraduate and postgraduate students on any Early Childhood course.
Categories: Education

Art and Creative Development for Young Children

Art and Creative Development for Young Children

Highly creative children often question authority , limits , adult logic , and
explanations . ... School The teacher may not understand , encourage , or value
the creative child . ... With the current emphasis on academics in early childhood
education , there is a concern that little time if any will be spent on creative
activities .

Author: Robert Schirrmacher

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: UVA:X004907467

Category: Education

Page: 419

View: 880

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.
Categories: Education

Creativity and the Arts in Early Childhood

Creativity and the Arts in Early Childhood

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 ...

Author: Ruth Churchill Dower

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781785926143

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 646

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.
Categories: Education

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

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: 458

Categories: Creative activities and seat work

Creative Thinking and Arts Based Learning

Creative Thinking and Arts Based Learning

How to integrate creativity, play, and the arts into the early childhood curriculum while stimulating learning, meeting current accountability standards, incorporating technology, and differentiating instruction to adapt for the diverse ...

Author: Joan Packer Isenberg

Publisher: What's New in Early Childhood

ISBN: 0134290062

Category: Education

Page: 512

View: 132

NOTE: Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for the Enhanced Pearson eText may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. This package includes the Enhanced Pearson eText and the print bound version. How to integrate creativity, play, and the arts into the early childhood curriculum while stimulating learning, meeting current accountability standards, incorporating technology, and differentiating instruction to adapt for the diverse learners in today''s classrooms With an emphasis on thinking creatively and being resourceful as keys to surviving and thriving in today''s society, this evidence-based book provides practical ways for teachers to promote creativity, play, art, music/movement/dance, and drama for all children. It contains many authentic activities and examples to support children''s learning in the arts and content areas. The book examines the teacher''s role from a philosophical, pedagogical, and curricular stance by addressing key components, including the classroom environment, materials and resources, child guidance, assessment, technology applications, and culturally responsive teaching. Practical, readable, and illustrative features and discussions include Snapshots of Classrooms, Teachers'' Reflections, Frequently Asked Questions, Meeting Standards guidelines, Differentiating Instruction and Making Adaptations for Diverse Learners, and Integrating the Curriculum. Also included in 7th edition are samples of children's work, how to how to use cooking as a creative activity, and using nature as a critical learning tool. The Enhanced Pearson eText version features new videos, Check Your Understanding quizzes, and Chapter quizzes. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad� and Android� tablet.* Affordable. Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book. * The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7" or 10" tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later. 0134290062 / 9780134290065 Creative Thinking and Arts-Based Learning: Preschool Through Fourth Grade, with Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 7th Edition Package consists of: 0134458257 / 9780134458250 Creative Thinking and Arts-Based Learning: Preschool Through Fourth Grade, Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card, 7thEdition 0134461126 / 9780134461120 Creative Thinking and Arts-Based Learning: Preschool Through Fourth Grade, Print Bound Version, 7th Edition
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Young Children

Young Children

... the early childhood classroom may be common and somewhat complex . Not
surprisingly , the data suggest that many caregivers do not understand how to
stimulate creativity . Understanding creativity and the creative process may need
to ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015073353735

Category: Education, Preschool

Page:

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Categories: Education, Preschool

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: 438

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.
Categories: Education

Understanding Adolescence Current Developments in Adolescent Psychology

Understanding Adolescence  Current Developments in Adolescent Psychology

Until recently there has been very little research on creativity in young children .
Our knowledge has come chiefly from anecdotal accounts of the outstanding
creative achievements , at an early age , of many of our geniuses . One of the few
 ...

Author: James Frederick Adams

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015000279821

Category: Adolescence

Page: 511

View: 858

Categories: Adolescence

Creative Learning 3 11 and how We Document it

Creative Learning 3 11 and how We Document it

She had come to understand and value of feedback . Though not automatic ,
creating learning groups is not mysterious . By fostering children ' s metacognitive
understandings early childhood teachers set the stage for creative , collaborative
 ...

Author: Anna Craft

Publisher: Trentham Books Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015074259253

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 437

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.
Categories: Education

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: 530

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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