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Creative thinking in the early years of Education

Craft, A. (2003). Creative thinking in the early years of Education. Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 23(2) pp. 143–154.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09575140303105
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Abstract

This paper proposes a framework for exploring creative thinking in the early years of school. It explores creative thinking as characterised in two significant curriculum landmarks applicable to young children: Plowden from the 1960s and the Early Learning Goals from 2000. It proposes 'little c creativity' as a way of conceptu alising creativity, arguing that it represents the start of a 'third wave' of understanding the meaning and potential of creativity in the early years of education. Drawing on empirical observations from a number of nursery and early years classrooms in England, it raises some pedagogical and systemic issues around fostering 'little c creativity' in the early years of education.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0957-5146
Keywords: creativity; little c creativity; third wave
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Education
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 421
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 30 May 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:44
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/421
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