Monthly Archives: November 2013

Creative Confidence

— Phrases from this talk that resonate; – “Fear of Judgement” – “you don’t do things, you are afraid you are going to be judged. If you don’t say the right creative thing, you will be judge” – Albert Bandura

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Teaching for Creativity series

The following series of articles explore concepts around teaching creativity in the Early Childhood setting. Each article contains links to the next and previous in the series. What is creativity? Why promote creativity? Can we teach creativity? Practical strategies for

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Practical strategies for Early Childhood Teachers to Promote Creativity in Preschool

<– Previous section “Can we teach creativity?” Practical strategies for Early Childhood Teachers to Promote Creativity in Preschool. To teach creativity, do we need to teach creatively or do we need to be teaching for creativity? Teaching for creativity is

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Why promote creativity?

<– Previous section “What is creativity?” Why promote creativity? Sawyer (Brosterman & Togashi, 1997; 2006) places us in a time of great change during which we have “shifted from an industrial economy to a knowledge economy.” The knowledge economy is

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Can we teach creativity?

<– Previous section “Why promote creativity?” Can we teach creativity? The response to this will vary depending upon which theory of creativity one follows.  There are many processes within a person that either support or hinder their creativity or their

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What is Creativity?

What is Creativity? From an early childhood point of view. ‘To stimulate creativity, one must develop the childlike inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition.’ Albert Einstein Creativity is often obvious in young children, but it may be

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