A Creative Primary Curriculum for All

A Creative Primary Curriculum for All

Author: Emma L. Palastanga

Publisher:

ISBN: 0367470721

Category: Education, Primary

Page: 120

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This book seeks to empower teachers and school leaders to better understand what is meant by 'curriculum' and what a creative educational diet might look like in each individual school. It explores curriculum intent, implementation, and impact, and includes leaders' reflection boxes and practical suggestions for busy teachers.

A Creative Primary Curriculum for All

A Creative Primary Curriculum for All

Author: Emma L. Palastanga

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000475555

Category: Education

Page: 132

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The curriculum in many primary schools, in recent history, became worryingly narrowed such that children were being prepared for tests more than their lives were being enriched with a variety of knowledge, skills and experiences. It is clear that it is the latter that enables them to perform well in tests and in life, so the time for change is now! This book seeks to empower teachers and school leaders to better understand what is meant by 'curriculum' and what a creative educational diet might look like in each individual school. The book explores curriculum intent, implementation and impact. It includes leaders' reflection boxes and practical suggestions for busy teachers. Emma L. Palastanga analyses the need for a broad and balanced curriculum, against the limitations of cramming for success, and delves deep into the process of curriculum planning, delivery and evaluation, using Ofsted’s terminology. Examples of lessons and a range of different approaches are shared throughout the book. A Creative Primary Curriculum for All will give all subject leaders, classroom teachers and teacher trainees the confidence to provide a rich, exciting and varied curriculum, meeting the needs of learners whilst also letting the craft of teaching and individual inspiration shine.

The Primary Curriculum

The Primary Curriculum

Author: Patricia Driscoll

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446259931

Category: Education

Page: 298

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Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? Request and receive your e-inspection copy today! Providing an overview of the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to teach the primary curriculum, this book offers an informed critical approach to the teaching of core and foundation subjects in primary education. Underpinned by contemporary research and current policy The Primary Curriculum combines coverage of key subject-specific issues with relevant pedagogical approaches to teaching, offering a comprehensive overview of each major subject of primary education. Particular emphasis is placed on cross-curricular and creative approaches to teaching intelligently across different subject areas within the current curriculum framework. Curriculum progression from Foundation Stage through to Key Stage 2 is also emphasised. The Primary Curriculum is an essential companion for all students on primary initial teacher education courses. Patricia Driscoll and Judith Roden are established primary education authors and teach on initial teacher education courses at Canterbury Christ Church University. Andrew Lambirth is Professor of Education at University of Greenwich.

Developing Creativity In The Primary School

Developing Creativity In The Primary School

Author: Jesson, Jill

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335244638

Category: Education

Page: 210

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This informative book brings together theory, research and practice examples of creativity in primary schools, providing a scholarly yet accessible introduction. The book offers an overview for teachers looking for a concise guide to current thinking about creativity, particularly if your school is thinking of introducing or extending its practice. The book considers recent developments in the creative curriculum, and techniques embedded in approaches such as Philosophy for Children, Mantle of the Expert and Enterprise Education. Ideas for personalising teaching and creating independent and motivated learners are incorporated. Other key features of the book include: Examination of the major theories of creativity How to develop your own creativity as a teacher Focus on the difference between developing group and individual creativity Innovative ideas for creativity in subject teaching Practical examples and 'Creative Challenges' throughout The book draws on the author's many years of experience of working with children in schools, working on Creative Partnerships and Higher Education in the Arts (HEARTS) projects and ideas developed through working in initial teacher training. This book is essential reading for students in the early stages of their teacher training course as well as for practising teachers looking for innovative ideas and guidance on developing creativity in themselves and their classrooms. "This is an interesting book, which explores theory, practice and policy of creativity in the primary classroom. Jill Jesson links five key creative behaviours drawn together initially by (then) policymakers QCA, with what she identifies as six areas of creative endeavour. Primary teachers committed to developing a 'creative curriculum' will find much material in this lively book that supports their personal and professional creativity, as well as suggestions for classroom practice in developing individual and group work." Professor Anna Craft, University of Exeter and The Open University, UK "This is a compulsory read for all those interested in developing the creative potential of young people in primary schools. It includes a useful overview of previous thinking on creativity and makes a convincing case for its importance across the curriculum. Above all, this book is jam-packed with practical ideas. Whether you are interested in creative approaches to maths or modern languages, developing group or personal creativity, or the challenges of assessing creative endeavour, you will find a host of strategies that have been tried and tested in the classroom." Hilary Hodgson, Director, Ormiston Trust

Creativity in the Primary Curriculum

Creativity in the Primary Curriculum

Author: Russell Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415675468

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 187

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Aimed at primary teachers, this text explores creativity across curriculum subjects and offers advice on planning and implementing effective creative teaching and learning.

Creativity in the Primary Classroom

Creativity in the Primary Classroom

Author: Juliet Desailly

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446290903

Category: Education

Page: 179

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Creativity is an integral element of any primary classroom. It has been never more important for teachers to involve children in their own learning and provide a curriculum that motivates and engages. Being a creative teacher involves generating new ideas, reflecting upon and evaluating different teaching approaches, and establishing an environment that supports creativity in your pupils. Creativity in the Primary Classroom explores how to develop as a creative teacher and how to foster creativity in your classes. Drawing from key literature and detailed real-life examples, Juliet Desailly puts into practice her extensive experience planning, advising and developing creative approaches to teaching and curriculum planning. This book examines what creativity in a primary classroom can look like, and is supported throughout by practical activities for use across curriculum subjects and reflective tasks encouraging critical engagement with key conceptual issues. This is essential reading for students on primary initial teacher education courses including undergraduate (BEd, BA with QTS), postgraduate (PGCE, SCITT), and employment-based routes into teaching, and also for practicing teachers wishing to enhance their own teaching. Juliet Desailly, formerly PGCE Tutor in Primary Education at the Institute of Education, London, is a freelance Educational Consultant. 'This book deepens and broadens our understandings of creativity as applied to primary education. It provides a balance of practical frameworks and approaches with wise guidance. Many schools and individual teachers will find Juliet Desailly's work invaluable as they embrace the greater pedagogical and curricular freedoms promised by government.' - Jonathan Barnes, Senior lecturer in Primary Education at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Creativity Across the Primary Curriculum

Creativity Across the Primary Curriculum

Author: Anna Craft

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134635702

Category: Education

Page: 208

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This book takes an inspirational look at how to foster children's creativity as well as following the guidelines in the National Curriculum. The book: explores the nature of the creative mind investigates the role of play and the concept of creativity examines appropriate continuing professional development for teachers looks at the personal and professional identities of teachers considers ways of analysing and describing creative practice. This text looks at the bigger picture in education, asking what sort of systems need to be designed to develop children's learning in the 21st century. It will be a resource to teachers, head teachers and advisory staff committed to asking questions, encouraging play and not allowing problems or circumstances to block action.

Creative Children, Imaginative Teaching

Creative Children, Imaginative Teaching

Author: Beetlestone, Florence

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335197835

Category: Education

Page: 178

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Florence Beetlestone explores what creativity means in both practical and theoretical terms for children, teachers and the context in which they work.

An Ambitious Primary School Curriculum

An Ambitious Primary School Curriculum

Author: Jonathan Glazzard

Publisher: Critical Publishing

ISBN: 9781913453206

Category: Education

Page: 202

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This book offers comprehensive guidance to support those involved in primary education in developing the curriculum to meet the requirements of the new Ofsted (2019) framework. It addresses key issues such as the purposes of the curriculum, how to organise the curriculum, and the balance between knowledge and skills. It also goes beyond basic requirements, emphasizing the importance of a creative, child-centred and enquiry-based curriculum which is suited to the context of school communities. Responding to the increased emphasis on the quality of pupils’ education, the book supports trainees, teachers and school leaders in developing and implementing an ambitious and diverse curriculum, including working with all stakeholders and offering practical strategies and solutions. It empowers practitioners to reclaim the curriculum by designing one which reflects the values and context of the school.

A Broad and Balanced Curriculum in Primary Schools

A Broad and Balanced Curriculum in Primary Schools

Author: Susan Ogier

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9781529786149

Category: Education

Page: 344

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Primary schools and teachers in England are tasked with providing a Broad and Balanced curriculum. As pressures of standardised testing and the focus on English and maths impact on teaching time, how can teachers ensure that they remain focused on this as an objective? How do we ensure that the curriculum truly is Broad and Balanced? How do ensure that we are educating the whole child? This book provides both discussion of the current challenges and practical guidance and support on how to tackle them. It informs and inspires new teachers to teach across the curriculum, and to empower the next generation of children to explore what is possible for them within their own future lives. This second edition includes new chapters on curriculum design; alternative environments and learning spaces.