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ERIC Number: EJ941093
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Creativity for a Purpose
Ward, Hellen
Primary Science, n119 p5-7 Sep 2011
Creativity in primary science is even more important now than when it was first raised with the publication of the report "All our futures: creativity, culture and education." Creativity needs to involve both the teacher and the children. Exciting, creative and practical opportunities provided by the teacher will increase children's motivation and enjoyment. Creativity is most effective, however, when it also enables children to be involved. There is a distinction between "creative teaching" and the "creativity of pupils"; some of the most entertaining science shows do not enable the children to be more than passive observers. In order to increase the creativity of children, enabling them to see how scientists might "think" in real life, some simple practical steps can be taken. In this article, the author shares her ideas of what creative science education entails. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A