ERIC Number: ED444197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Making Creativity and Imagination Part of the Curriculum.
Annarella, Lorie A.
Eliciting creativity in every student in the classroom can be a realistic goal for classroom teachers. Teaching creatively can include: embracing a student-centered learning approach; using thematic approaches to content area subjects, which also promotes motivation; using a cooperative learning group process; and utilizing creative arts. Creativity embraces form and structure as well as freedom of thought and expression, and within it, the processes of ideas and practicality can operate in unison. Highly creative children have different learning patterns and divergent thinking skills, and many children in the classroom exhibit high creativity. Teachers must take this into account and utilize a creativity approach, teaching children that to be creative and different is to be truly outstanding. (Contains 14 references.) (EF)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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