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Creativity in Primary Science


Teaching creatively and for creativity

The Teaching Creatively and for Creativity project exemplifies the range of creative strategies that a teacher could employ, and the extent of the creative elements of learning in science that an imaginative child might produce.

Illustrations of creative practice from PSTT Fellows are accessible by following the link below. Here you will find:

  1. Explanatory text regarding the creative approaches
  2. Annotated video episodes illustrating aspects of creative practice
  3. Reflective commentary from the teachers
  4. Excerpts of the children’s responses to the tasks and questions, demonstrating their creativity too
  5. Secondary pupils’ reflections of the legacy of their creative experience in primary school.

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Creativity in primary science booklet

The free ‘Creativity in Primary Science’ booklet provides some insights into the PSTT funded work at Oxford Brookes University, with illustrative examples that we hope teachers will find useful in their practice. There are two key themes of activity and enquiry that contribute to the unique identity of Oxford Brookes University and which are the focus of their work in this booklet:

a. Defining it and promoting it
b. Exploring how it appears in learning
c. Developing, defining and sharing practice that supports it

High quality thinking
a. Exploring how and when it supports learning
b. Developing and relating practice that supports it through creativity

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Creativity in primary science project overview

Creativity in primary science overview

Creativity in primary science