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(
Ofsted
,
2006
&
2009
)
Why should you
choose a creative approach to planning
?
‘creativity is an essential part of the job’
‘support children in becoming creative learners.’
(Pound and Lee, 2011, p.12)
‘...improves children's social skills, motivation, achievement, self-esteem and behaviour’
(
OFSTED
,
2006
;
QCA

2003
&
2005
)
Creative thinkers
are those who are able to
go beyond the obvious
,
seeing more
than is initially apparent or
interpreting something in a way which is unusual
.
(Craft, 2000)
Creativity in
Education is....

creative approaches to planning
Sequenced
(Fogarty, 1991)
Integrated
Webbed
Shared
Two subjects with overlapping concepts.
Linking individual subjects to a common theme or topic.
Planning thematically!
Benefits
How to integrate your curriculum into a webbed approach.
Teaching thematically is not a new idea.
(Lipson 1993 and Laughran 2005)
Whole School approach
Makes learning fun
Real life context
Independent learning.
Attitude

Behaviour
Allows for
progression
Limitations
Locating
and
cost of resources
Visits
and
Visitors
Children's
interest
of the theme.
Children may think of topic rather than discrete lessons
Points to consider:
Whole school approach
to
cover the whole curriculum
.
Leadership and management
need to be
behind 100%
.
Learning should be
fun and exciting
.
A
creative classroom flourishes
where there is a fundamental
whole-school planning

that underpins the education of pupils
.
(Feasey, 2005)
Our quick guide
National Curriculum
Choose a stimulus
Creative approaches to teach the NC objectives
If it does not fit do not force.
Lets Think of ways we can be creative in planning for the core subjects.
Cremin
(1998) on approaches for
good literary practice
:
‘We must be careful however, that children do not develop misconceptions as part of their creative exploration of their mathematical world that will create barriers to learning mathematics later in life’
(Briggs and Davies, 2008)
Themes
English
Maths
Learn about measuring in Maths
Use accurate measuring in a science experiment
Mathematical problems to solve
The evil wizard of maths
Reading and language comprehension
‘Practical real problems such as planning a Christmas Party’
(Briggs and Davies, 2008, p.51)
creative approaches to planning using a range of different
strategies

(Fogarty, 1991)
(Fogarty, 1991)
(Fogarty, 1991)
Science
English
Maths
5Es:
E
ngage
E
xplore
E
xplain
E
laborate
E
valuate
Enquiry-based learning
(Craft, 1999)
Hands on... minds on
(MSWU, 2014)
Divergent
thinking
(Bartel, 2004)
Didactic Teaching method
3.
Originality as a criteria for quality
2.
Context of improvisation
1.
Sources of imagination
These aspects can be adopted in the thematic approach
Creative approach to Literacy
(Fogarty, 1991)
Cross-curricular approach
(Wood, 1997)
(Fogarty, 1991)
(Fogarty, 1991)
(Barton and Smith, 2000)
(Fogarty, 1991)
Lessons are sequenced to provide a framework for related concepts.
Is one approach the right approach?
Which is the most creative approach to planning?
Raising standards
Standardised testing
Ranking
Most educators believe that creativity and the arts should be an important part of the school day.
(Beghetto, 2010)
F
U
N
damental
DES (1992 ); Feasey (2005); Matthew (2006) and Ofsted (2012).
Barton & Smith (2000), Matthews (2006)
Fautley and Savage (2013)
(Fautley and Savage, 2013)
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