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Creativity and making in early childhood : challenging practitioner perspectives /

Mona Sakr, Bindu Trivedy, Nichola Hall, Laura O'Brien and Roberto Federici.

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Author: Sakr, Mona
Other Names: Trivedy, Bindu, | Hall, Nichola, | O'Brien, Laura, | Federici, Roberto,
Published: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.
Topics: Creative ability in children. | Children - Research. | Creative ability in children - Study and teaching (Early childhood)
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Part I: What is Creativity? 1. Looking for Creativity -- 2. Creativity and Identity -- 3. Collaborative Creativity -- Part II: What Are the Conditions for Creativity? 4. Time -- 5. Choice -- 6. Space and Materials -- 7. Digital Creativity -- Part III: How Can Practitioners Support Children to Be Creative? 8. Child-Adult Interactions -- 9. Inspirations for Creative Activities -- 10. Adult Expectations.
Intro; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Introduction; Welcome; Our aims; Who is the book for; Who we are; How the project developed; How to get the most out of this book; Ethical considerations; Chapter overview; Recurring themes; Chapter 1: Looking for Creativity; Introduction; Experimenting with shells and water; Creativity as divergent thinking; Reflecting on your own experiences; Flow; Reflecting on your own experiences; Recognizing flow through multimodal behaviours; Reflecting on your own experiences; Possibility thinking; Facilitating possibility thinking.
Reflecting on your own experiencesChapter summary; Activities to deepen understanding; Chapter 2: Creativity and Identity; Introduction; 'I've made Tower Bridge'; Self-representation and subject matter specialists; Reflecting on your own experiences; 'This one is Leonardo'; 'Rajkumari Rapunzel'; The role of popular culture in children's developing identity; Reflecting on your own experiences; 'The mermaid is sliding down the hill'; Creative making as remix; Reflecting on your own experiences; Creative making as the production (not expression) of self.
Is children's creativity any different from adults' creativity?Practitioner views on children's creativity and self-expression; Reflecting on your own experiences; Chapter summary; Activities to deepen your explorations; Chapter 3: Collaborative Creativity; Introduction; Paradigms of creativity; Reflecting on your own experiences; Multimodal interaction in collaborative creativity; 'We're just gonna scribble it'; Moments of meeting; Reflecting on your own experiences; A community display; Collaborative creativity among two-year-olds; Community spaces for shared creativity.
Reflecting on your own experiencesChapter summary; Activities to deepen your explorations; Chapter 4: Time; Introduction; Is there enough time for creativity in your setting?; Creativity takes time; Reflecting on your own experiences; When activities grow; Extending and embedding; Stretchy time; Reflecting on your own experiences; The 'tidy-up' tambourine; The tyranny of clock time; Reflecting on your own experiences; Observing transitions; Smooth versus difficult transitions; Reflecting on your own experiences; Chapter summary; Activities to deepen your thinking; Chapter 5: Choice.
IntroductionA very sorry-looking caterpillar: What happens when we over-prescribe activities; Colouring outside the lines; How important is choice in children's creativity?; Reflecting on your own experiences; Butter beans and penne pasta; Less is more?; Reflecting on your own experiences; Displaying children's artwork: Practitioner reflections; Displaying children's artwork: Who makes the decision?; Backing off from messy play; Reluctant makers: The choice not to engage; Reflecting on your own experiences; Chapter summary; Activities to deepen your thinking; Chapter 6: Space and Materials.

Table of Contents for: Creativity and making in early childhood