Sandra Girniute Mateus
Promote creativity and creative learning in young children
Outcome 1 Understand the concepts of creativity and creative learning and how these affect all aspects of young children’s learning and development 1.1 Analyse the differences between creative learning and creativity Creativity is all about helping children develop their imaginative skills through exploration of different materials and ways of expressing themselves, for example this can be methods like dance, building and also traditional creative methods like painting and drawing, story time, puppets, circle games and others. Creativity is all about allowing children to express and explore themselves and take risks in doing so. This doesn’t necessarily have to be in a proper way but could be simply their own play, for example their role play is an expression of their creativity. And doing all that, during this process creative learning happens. Creativity helps for child to develop their social, physical, intellectual, emotional and communication skills. Gives opportunity for children to express their feelings. For example if child feels sad or happy, he can express that in his drawing and then someone has opportunity to ask him how he feels about it. It is very important to be sensitive and know when step in and step out giving child all opportunities to explore and feel free. Also as a practitioners we need to make sure environment is appropriate and always stimulated and we give all different learning styles for children. Children need long and not rushed periods of time to develop and express their creativity, they will feel satisfied and important by exploring, solving problems and creating new things. 1.2. Explain current theoretical approaches to creativity and creative learning in early childhood There are different theoretical approaches that aim to explain creativity and creative learning. Nature or Nurture: Are some children naturally creative or is...
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