Creativity: thinking and innovation for learning and teaching

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Strauss, D. and Gregory, P. 2016. Creativity: thinking and innovation for learning and teaching. in: Ritchie, C. (ed.) Exploring Children’s Learning: 3–11 Years Abingdon Routledge. pp. 54-83
AuthorsStrauss, D. and Gregory, P.
EditorsRitchie, C.
Abstract

One chapter on creativity cannot do justice to this important topic. Therefore, significant themes are explored to provoke further discussion on how creativity (as a process) can support important learning experiences for both young children and adults. The selected literature includes authors such as Craft (2006), Barnes (2015); Bruner (1972, 1977), Csikszentmihalyi (1990) and Tutchell (2014), because these authors connect children’s learning with the process of creativity for critical thinking. Case studies are presented and challenging questions are raised to illustrate how creativity excites, innovates and challenges assumptions. The
ensuing debate must continue to push the boundaries that restrict and inhibit learning so that new horizons are more clearly visible. Creativity equips us all to climb our own mountains and reach the highest possible peaks.

Page range54-83
Year2016
Book titleExploring Children’s Learning: 3–11 Years
PublisherRoutledge
Output statusPublished
Place of publicationAbingdon
ISBN9781138190276
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Print01 Dec 2016
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Deposited11 Jan 2017
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