Hawker Brownlow Education

Teaching Creative Thinking: Developing Learners Who Generate Ideas and Can Think Critically

Author: Bill Lucas, Ellen Spencer

Availability: In Stock

Code: CRH6586

ISBN: 9781760566586

No of Pages: 210

Publish date: 27/02/2018

Price: $32.95

Description

Teaching Creative Thinking: Developing
Learners Who Generate Ideas and Can Think Critically
defines and demystifies the essence of
creative thinking, and offers action-oriented and research-informed suggestions
as to how it can best be developed in learners.


Where once it was enough to know and do things, young people now
need more than subject knowledge in order to thrive: they need capabilities. Teaching Creative Thinking is founded upon
Lucas and Spencer’s philosophy of dispositional teaching – a pedagogical
approach which aims to cultivate in learners certain dispositions that evidence
suggests are going to be valuable to them both at school and in later life.


In this extensive enquiry into the nature and nurture of creative
thinking, the authors explore the effectiveness of various pedagogical
approaches – including problem-based learning, growth mindset, playful
experimentation and the classroom as a learning community – and provide a
wealth of tried-and-tested classroom strategies that will boost learners’
critical and creative thinking skills. The book is structured is an
easy-to-access format, combining a comprehensive listing of practical ideas to
stimulate lesson planning with expert guidance on integrating them into your practice,
followed by plenty of inventive suggestions as to how learners’ progress can be
assessed and tracked along the way – by both the student and the teacher. The
authors then go further to offer exemplars of success by presenting case
studies of schools’ innovation in adopting these approaches, and dedicate a
chapter to dispelling any pressing doubts that teachers may have by exposing
the potential pitfalls and offering advice on how to avoid them. 


Replete with research-led insight and ready-to-use strategies, Teaching Creative Thinking is a powerful
call to action and a practical handbook for all teachers and leaders, in both
primary and secondary settings, who want to embed a capabilities approach in
their schools.