THE IMPORTANCE OF CREATIVITY IN EDUCATION (the importance of creativity in…
THE IMPORTANCE OF CREATIVITY IN EDUCATION
defining features of creativity: product, disposition, processes (Dinham 32)
elite v democratic
establish that creativity can be taught (Phil w2) 'creativity involves skills that can be identified, broken down, learned, practiced and applied
creativity is relative
eg stages of the creative process (Dinham, 34)
main arguments for creativity in education
education must prepare children for the future world.
many societies are moving into a time where creativity is highly valued. this has not always been the case, but presently is. (Dinham, 31)
the need for creative solutions to problems...
opportunities for creativity (The Arts) allow children to explore and express their understanding of the world. (Dinham, 38)
Opportunities for creativity allow children to develop skills and attitudes that allow them to interact meaningful in the world and contribute to it.
the importance of creativity in life...
humans are creative by nature (Dinham, 31)
Constructing meaning - constructivism
what is the purpose of education??
reference Finland, is their system more aligned to the current/future world?
How does the curriculum support creativity?
creative thinking is one of the seven general capabilities (Dinham, 31)
design and technology
INSTRUMENTAL: critical analysis, creative response, investigation, planning producing, evaluation. Students manage projects independantly and collaborativey from conception to realisation (ACARA rationale)
Children notice things within their constructed environment and want to know why things are the way they are - eg licorice (Fleer, 82)
INTRINSIC: pride, satisfaction, enjoyment
provides terminology and guidelines for creative processes.