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Unlocking Creativity

Author : Robert Fisher
ISBN : 9781135397821
Genre : Education
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Showing how creativity can be developed across the curriculum, this book offers advice on how to develop children's capacity for creative thinking and achievement and use creativity to increase levels of motivation and self-esteem. Combining the latest research with practical ideas and tasks, this multidimensional book is a must for teachers, students, and educators who wish to know more about creativity in teaching and learning.

Using Technology To Unlock Musical Creativity

Author : Scott Watson
ISBN : 9780199911110
Genre : Music
File Size : 50. 88 MB
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It has never been easier or more fun for students to compose, improvise, arrange, and produce music and music-related projects than with today's technology. Written in a practical, accessible manner, Using Technology to Unlock Musical Creativity offers both a framework for and practical tips on the technology tools best suited for encouraging students' authentic musical creativity. Author Scott Watson makes a compelling case for creativity-based music learning through eight teacher-tested principles that access, nurture, and develop students' potential for musical expression. Example after example illustrates each principle in a variety of music teaching and technology scenarios. Watson also includes practical ideas for technology-based creative music activities, locating lesson plans and other resources, and assessing creative work. The book provides detailed plans for dozens of attractive projects, each linked to MENC National Standards, and also offers suggestions for making adaptations according to grade level and technology proficiency. Additionally, it includes a valuable section of resources with tips for setting up a computer music workstation, a plain-language description of how digital audio works, and a music education technology glossary. Most of the activities described can be carried out by novice users with free or low-cost music applications. The book also features a comprehensive companion website with dozens of audio and video examples as well as many downloadable worksheets, rubrics, and activity files. Visit the companion website at www.oup.com/us/musicalcreativity.

Unlocking Literacy

Author : Robert Fisher
ISBN : 9781317756590
Genre : Education
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An edited collection describing key issues in supporting literacy development, this book helps to 'unlock' the mysteries behind helping children learn to read, write, speak and listen. It explores ways to help children develop their skills in literacy, thinking and learning, and shows how literacy teaching can be used creatively and imaginatively with children of all ages and abilities. The new edition of this well-known text: reflects the importance of creativity and the new Primary Strategy offers approaches to teaching literacy that accord with and beyond the literacy hour includes coverage of the Foundation Stage curriculum in every chapter covers the inclusion agenda and supporting EAL pupils highlights the importance of popular culture and visual literacy in children's lives. Interweaving pedagogy with theory and practical suggestions, this book is firmly based in classroom and academic research to support both trainee and practising teacher in the realities of teaching and learning in literacy.

Creativity In The Primary Curriculum

Author : Russell Jones
ISBN : 9780415675468
Genre : EDUCATION
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Are you striving to establish a more creative and imaginative classroom? Are you interested in: the generosity of creativity; creative conjecture; being an advocate for creativity; welcoming the unexpected, the unpredictable and the unconventional; taking risks; learning which leads to new or original thinking which is of value? If so, this completely updated new edition of a classic text will show you how to achieve these ideals. The book is written in a clear and practical way by leading researchers and practitioners, offering help and advice on the planning and implementation of effective creative teaching and learning, and providing examples of best practice through a rigorous theoretical rationale. A hallmark of the book is its exploration of creativity through curriculum subjects. It builds on this in its first and last chapters by addressing key cross-curricular themes that thread their way throughout the book. Throughout there is an emphasis on critical and reflective practice. New to this edition are: three entirely new chapters on drama, music and geography; an update of the introduction to account for advances in creativity research, policy and practice; a new final chapter identifying cross-curricular themes; greater attention to international dimensions and examples. In this second edition the authors are drawn from six universities which between them produce some of the best education research internationally, and some of the best teacher education. The authors also come from leading national and international organisations such as the National Gallery in London and the Geographical Association. Creaivity for the Primary Curriculum is a core text for both training and practicing Primary teachers who wish to maintain high standards when approaching their teaching.

Unlocking Assessment

Author : Sue Swaffield
ISBN : 9781134054015
Genre : Education
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Assessment is inextricably linked with learning and teaching, and its profile in British schools has never been higher. Recently the value and importance of formative assessment in supporting learning and teaching has also become widely recognised. Although assessment is a prime concern of anyone involved in education it remains a highly complex field where much controversy and misunderstanding abounds. This book explores the values, principles, research and theories that underpin our understanding and practice of assessment. It also provides practical suggestions and examples, and addresses some key points about the future development of assessment. The book makes accessible complex but crucial ideas and issues, so that teachers can be more confident and proactive in shaping assessment in their classrooms, in ways that support learning and avoid unintentional harmful consequences.

Cross Curricular Learning 3 14

Author : Jonathan Barnes
ISBN : 9781473918306
Genre : Education
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This third edition explores the key practical and theoretical issues underpinning cross-curricular teaching and learning across the early years, primary education and lower secondary school. Combining findings from research and educational theory with examples of thought-provoking teaching in schools, this textbook discusses how high quality teaching across different curriculum areas can be planned, taught, assessed and used to encourage creative and deep learning experiences. Revised and updated to reflect current curriculum policy and contemporary research, this third edition includes: · Coverage of the 2014 National Curriculum in England and the implications for cross-curricular practice · More case studies from across the curriculum, from different age groups and exploring different aspects of teaching · Improved coverage of cross-curricular practice in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Creativity In Education

Author : Anna Craft
ISBN : 0826448631
Genre : Education
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A rounded, comprehensive, guide to issues of practice, pedagogy and policy concerned with creative education.

Teaching Music Through Composition

Author : Barbara Freedman
ISBN : 9780199840618
Genre : Education
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This book is a full multimedia curriculum that contains over 60 Lesson Plans in 29 Units of Study, Student Assignments Sheets, Worksheets, Handouts, Audio and MIDI files to teach a wide array of musical topics, including: general/basic music theory, music appreciation and analysis, keyboarding, composing/arranging, even ear-training (aural theory) using technology.

Create Success

Author : Kadhir Rajagopal
ISBN : 9781416613121
Genre : Education
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For far too long, disadvantaged students in urban environments have believed the fallacy that academic success is unattainable. Why? The unfortunate answer is that too many urban school systems preemptively declare underperforming students to be failures, a practice that fosters dysfunctional classrooms that fail to motivate, engage, and inspire students to succeed. In Create Success!, Kadhir Rajagopal, affectionately known as Dr. Raja to his students, outlines his no-holds-barred approach to teaching urban students. Through his CREATE model of instruction, students are held accountable for their own learning, taught at an appropriate level and in familiar language, and imbued with the sense that learning and personal achievement are qualities of which they should be proud--not ashamed. Dr. Raja's CREATE model also places an emphasis on the active participation of teachers, parents, caregivers, and coaches in each student's success. Resulting in unprecedented success among students previously dismissed as lost causes and academic failures, the CREATE model has demonstrated that it is indeed possible to close the achievement gap, even in the most difficult cases. Rajagopal has also shown that his model can be replicated in any classroom by a teacher who is willing to assume responsibility for each student's success, hold students accountable, embrace culturally responsive instruction, and vigorously work on behalf of all students. Filled with personal insights and battle-tested strategies that promote student achievement, Create Success! is a pioneering approach to urban education from a 2011 California Teacher of the Year.

Unlocking Writing

Author : Mary Williams
ISBN : 9781134143382
Genre : Education
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The underpinning theme of this book is how children develop as writers and how self-awareness raises achievement. It offers creative approaches to increasing pupil motivation and performance by involving, amongst other things, Drama and ICT. The contributors offer practical advice on ways to meet the needs of boys, able children, SEN pupils and those learning English as an additional language; how to plan effective lessons; how to be flexible within the framework of the NLS; and the role of assessment and how it contributes to self-understanding. Central to all classroom practitioners and students, this innovative book improves general understanding of the process related to composition and transcription and helps to raise the standards of writing in all classrooms.

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