Creativity in Secondary Education (Achieving QTS) by Martin Fautley, Jonathan Savage

By Martin Fautley, Jonathan Savage

Creativity is more and more visible as valuable to stable studying and educating through the curriculum. This booklet examines the political and academic context at the back of such advancements and appears at dilemmas confronted through trainee lecturers as they start their instructing perform. Demonstrating what creativity is, the way it evolves and the way it may be nurtured in a number of instructing contexts, it allows trainees to improve creativity of their educating function and of their scholars studying. all through, the booklet hyperlinks essentially to the recent expert criteria for QTS and provides routines, subject-based case reviews and instructing examples to interact and help all secondary trainees.

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3 you should be able to formulate questions that probe students’ knowledge, concepts and skills. You should also find that you are able to use these stems to advance pupil thinking, by moving them from one level to another. 3? In the revised version of Bloom’s taxonomy, creating forms a natural conclusion to the other modes of thinking. We can use this to our advantage in that creative thinking can flow naturally from almost any topic which entails cognitive processes. 37 Teaching for creativity PRACTICAL TASK PRACTICAL TASK PRACTICAL TASK PRACTICAL TASK PRACTICAL TASK Think about a topic which you are currently, or soon will be, teaching to a class.

1. Chapter 3: overview 31 Teaching for creativity Planning for creativity Sometimes a creative moment can happen unexpectedly in your classroom. While some teachers are able to take as their mantra the unexpected is expected in my lessons (OFSTED, 2003, p8), for others the unexpected, while maybe not a daily occurrence, will nonetheless be most welcome. However, in teaching for creativity what you hope to do is plan for the unexpected to take place. This requires you to think about what you want to happen, and how you can best facilitate this happening.

A second vital stage in your training is coming to understand, and even appreciate, the various government frameworks and initiatives that schools and teachers have to work within. These include the National Curriculum guidelines for each subject, the National Strategies, Key Stage 4 and 5 specifications and much more besides. The QTS Standards for Initial Teacher Training are another important document that will shape and influence your development as a teacher during your early training and as you move through your Induction year.

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