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ERIC Number: EJ931344
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
A "Sane" Way to Encourage Creativity
Ovens, Peter
Primary Science Review, n81 p17-20 Jan-Feb 2004
People notice children's creativity in their lively talk, practical ingenuity, funny or surprising ideas, or their new or clever ways of applying their knowledge. When the connections they make between ideas seem to come from them as individuals, there is a sense of "authenticity." Understanding learning from a constructivist perspective emphasises the creativity of learning. Learners build new experiences into personal knowledge by deconstructing relevant bits of existing actions and understanding while constructing links with fresh ideas and new ways of doing things. Ultimately, only learners themselves can do this by their own efforts. In this article, the author suggests how creativity in science learning and teaching can provide both "excellence" and "enjoyment."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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