Providing a wide range of materials, tools is a key to fostering creativity (Addison et al., 2010; Bancroft et al., 2008; Gandini et al., 2005; Gkolia, Brundett, & Switzer, 2009; Grainger, Craft, & Burnard, 2007; Halsey et al., 2006; Robson & Jaaniste, 2010).
"children attending Montessori schools showed greater originality in thinking than those in other types of primary school (Besancon & Lubart, 2008)"
"It is important, however, not to over-emphasise the need for structure, as this may be seen as perpetuating models of pedagogy favouring performativity (Troman et al., 2007). Hall et al. (2007, p. 615), in their ESRC-funded ethnographic study of a primary school engaged in three Creative Partnerships projects using Bernstein's analytical frame, found that arts activities with strong framing and classification of space and time, and with marked ‘performance pedagogies’ fit most easily into primary school culture. " (Dan Davies, et. al)