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Engaging Imagination and Developing Creativity in Education (2nd Edition)

Engaging Imagination and Developing Creativity in Education (2nd Edition)

  • Author: Kieran Egan,Gillian Juddon,Krystina Madej
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443882488
  • Category: Creative ability
  • Page: 310
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Engaging Imagination and Developing Creativity in Education

Engaging Imagination and Developing Creativity in Education

  • Author: Kieran Egan,Krystina Madej
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443818224
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 240
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Imagination is the Source of Creativity and Invention This series of essays has been collected expressly to bring readers new ideas about imagination and creativity in education that will both stimulate discussion and debate and also contribute practical ideas for how to infuse our daily classrooms with imaginative activities. In a world that values creative innovation, it is distressing that our schools are dominated by an educational paradigm that pays too little attention to engaging the imagination and emotions of students in the curriculum and the worlds challenges that the curriculum is designed to prepare students to meet. The ability of children to think creatively, to be innovative, enterprising, and capable, depends greatly on providing a rich imagination-based educational environment. It is only when we consider the imagination a vital component of our lives and one of the great workhorses of learning that we recognize the importance of adding the imaginative to the study of the affective, cognitive, and physical modes of our development. Doing so fills a gap that has led to incomplete accounts of childrens development, their subsequent learning needs, and indeed, how to fulfill these needs in educational environments. This discussion, about the importance of imagination and creativity in education, has been taken up by researchers and educators around the world. It is represented here by writings from authors from Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Italy, Israel, Japan, and Romania. In the first part of this book these authors explore and discuss theories of development, imagination, and creativity. In the second part they extend these theories to broader social issues such as responsible citizenship, gender, and special needs education, to new approaches to curriculum subjects such as literacy, science, and mathematics, and to the educational environment of the museum.

Engaging Imagination

Engaging Imagination

Helping Students Become Creative and Reflective Thinkers

  • Author: Al James,Stephen D. Brookfield
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118409477
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 273
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How to nurture creativity in tomorrow’s innovators—today’s college students When asked what they want colleges to emphasize most, employers didn’t put science, computing, math, or business management first. According to AAC&U’s 2013 employer survey, 95% of employers give hiring preference to college graduates with skills that will enable them to contribute to innovation in the workplace. In Engaging Imagination: Helping Students Become Creative and Reflective Thinkers, two leading educators help college instructors across disciplines engage students in nurturing creativity and innovation for success beyond the classroom. Alison James, an expert in creative arts education, and Stephen D. Brookfield, bestselling author, outline how creative exploration can extend students’ reflective capabilities in a purposeful way, help them understand their own potential and learning more clearly, and imbue students with the freedom to generate and explore new questions. This book: shows why building creative skills pays dividends in the classroom and in students’ professional lives long after graduation; offers research-based, classroom-tested approaches to cultivating creativity and innovation in the college setting; provides practical tools for incorporating “play” into the college curriculum; draws on recent advances in the corporate sector where creative approaches have been adopted to reinvigorate thinking and problem-solving processes; and includes examples from a variety of disciplines and settings. Engaging Imagination is for college and university faculty who need to prepare students for the real challenges of tomorrow’s workplace.

Imagination and the Engaged Learner

Imagination and the Engaged Learner

Cognitive Tools for the Classroom

  • Author: Kieran Egan,Gillian Judson
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • ISBN: 0807757128
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 160
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Contemporary Issues of Equity in Education

Contemporary Issues of Equity in Education

  • Author: Susanne Gannon
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443868396
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 275
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Contemporary Issues of Equity in Education argues that equity and social justice must be brought back to the centre of discussions about education. It traces international, system-wide and local effects of policies that increase marketization and competition between students, schools and systems, whilst erasing wider considerations of the socio-cultural contexts that shape educational experiences and outcomes. Leading researchers interrogate the design of educational systems for social justice, fairness and inclusion at multiple levels from classrooms and schools through to universities and initial teacher education. Chapters trace the ways in which gender, ethnicity, class, and refugee experiences intersect with indices of socio-economic disadvantage in ways that directly impact on young people’s learning and on the pedagogical work of teachers. The book demonstrates collaborative and inclusive approaches for researching schooling in disadvantaged communities. It offers strategies and practices for reimagining schools and universities in ways that enable young people in high poverty and culturally and linguistically diverse communities to effectively engage with education.

100 Activities for Teaching Study Skills

100 Activities for Teaching Study Skills

  • Author: Catherine Dawson
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
  • ISBN: 1526452227
  • Category:
  • Page: 376
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100 Activities for Teaching Study Skills is a sourcebook of activities for study skills tutors, teachers and support staff. This practical, user-friendly guide is designed to complement your existing study skills materials, and provide innovative and imaginative ways for you to motivate and engage your students. Activities include: Study preparation and time management Reading, writing and listening Independent study and group-work Dissertations, reports and projects Critical and creative thinking Revision, examinations and tests. All activities contain clear guidance about the purpose, level and type of activity, along with a range of discussion notes that signpost key issues and research insights. Students are encouraged to reflect on and develop their study skills, while connecting them to subject content and the process of learning, so that they become more motivated, enhance their learning and increase their chances of success.

Developing Creativity in Higher Education

Developing Creativity in Higher Education

An Imaginative Curriculum

  • Author: Norman Jackson,Martin Oliver,Malcolm Shaw,James Wisdom
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134216122
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 256
  • View: 9164
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Graduates face a world of complexity which demands flexibility, adaptability, self-reliance and innovation, but while the development of creativity is embedded in the English National Curriculum and in workplace training, the higher education sector has yet to fully recognise its importance. This book highlights how pressures such as quality assurance, peer review systems, demands for greater efficiency and increased research output are effectively discouraging innovation and creativity in higher education. It makes a bold case for the integration of creativity in higher education, drawing together contributors and research from around the world and explores valuable lessons learnt from those working in schools and professional organisations. Offering a wealth of advice on how to foster creativity on an individual and an institutional level, this book encourages lecturers to engage with the ideas and practice involved in helping students to be creative in all areas of their study.

Creative Learning in Higher Education

Creative Learning in Higher Education

International Perspectives and Approaches

  • Author: Linda S. Watts,Patrick Blessinger
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317334167
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 246
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This book provides higher education faculty and administrators a scholarly resource on the most salient aspects and emerging trends in creative learning in higher education today. International contributors explore ways to foster creativity in any student, regardless of academic discipline or demographic characteristics and demonstrate that creativity is a skill all students can and should learn. Chapters analyzes how different countries and cultures implement creative learning, exploring issues of instruction, assessment, and ultimately how these practices are transforming learning. This important book helps higher education professionals understand and cultivate creative learning across disciplines in any college and university setting.

Teaching Literacy

Teaching Literacy

Engaging the Imagination of New Readers and Writers

  • Author: Kieran Egan
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • ISBN: 9781412927888
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 163
  • View: 3580
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This unique approach to teaching core literacy skills offers step-by-step planning frameworks and an appendix of activity ideas to show teachers how to engage students in the process.

Imaginative Science Education

Imaginative Science Education

The Central Role of Imagination in Science Education

  • Author: Yannis Hadzigeorgiou
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319295268
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 283
  • View: 1948
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This book is about imaginative approaches to teaching and learning school science. Its central premise is that science learning should reflect the nature of science, and therefore be approached as an imaginative/creative activity. As such, the book can be seen as an original contribution of ideas relating to imagination and creativity in science education. The approaches discussed in the book are storytelling, the experience of wonder, the development of ‘romantic understanding’, and creative science, including science through visual art, poetry and dramatization. However, given the perennial problem of how to engage students (of all ages) in science, the notion of ‘aesthetic experience’, and hence the possibility for students to have more holistic and fulfilling learning experiences through the aforementioned imaginative approaches, is also discussed. Each chapter provides an in-depth discussion of the theoretical background of a specific imaginative approach (e.g., storytelling, ‘wonder-full’ science), reviews the existing empirical evidence regarding its role in the learning process, and points out its implications for pedagogy and instructional practices. Examples from physical science illustrating its implementation in the classroom are also discussed. In distinguishing between ‘participation in a science activity’ and ‘engagement with science ideas per se’, the book emphasizes the central role of imaginative engagement with science content knowledge, and thus the potential of the recommended imaginative approaches to attract students to the world of science.