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Creative Learning in the Primary School

Bob Jeffrey (Honorary Research Fellow) will lead a talk and discussion of creative learning

Descriptions and analysis of creative learning is an essential check on the effectiveness of creative teaching. The documentation of creative teaching has more validity if the outcomes of it can be seen to be taken up as creative learning by pupils and students. This session will focus on ethnographic research carried out over some years on the nature of creative learning in the primary school and will show how, given a creative teaching context, young people develop creative skills and understandings. We will examine how they act in relevant creative situations, bring ownership and control to their learning practices and how innovation is developed. Some aspects of the research process will be exemplified to indicate how teachers and prospective teachers might research, identify and encourage creative learning. There will be an opportunity for group discussions.

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Baring Court 101