Sue Cowley provides top tips for teaching creativity in her usual approachable, witty and practical style. A great new book from the best selling author. Over 100,000 copies of her book have been sold to date. Since the publication of the ground-breaking report "All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education" in 1999, creativity has been the buzzword in education. However, despite various initiatives to encourage teachers to incorporate creativity into their teaching, teachers still bemoan the fact that this is virtually impossible given the dominance of the three Ts (testing, targets and (league) tables). Sue Cowley shows how it is possible to create a place for creativity in every subject, even those which are not traditionally thought of as particularly 'creative' subjects like science and technology. In true Buggers style, her prose is inviting and invigorating, and will undoubtedly inspire a generation of teachers.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Creativity: an overview; What is creativity?; Why is creativity important?; Developing a creative classroom; Motivation and creativity; Chapter 2 - Planning for creativity; Creative approaches to planning; Finding lesson ideas; Strategies for creative work; Activities that encourage creativity
Sue Cowley is the author of Getting the Buggers to Behave and The Guerilla Guide to Teaching. She has taught children of all ages and at all levels, and now combines the roles of educational author, trainer and presenter with part-time supply teaching.