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Painting dinosaurs - the ways in which a Reception class context shapes and limits children's opportunities to creative expressive art

DAS GUPTA, Mani and HALLAM, Jenny and LEE, Helen (2011) Painting dinosaurs - the ways in which a Reception class context shapes and limits children's opportunities to creative expressive art. In: Exploring Children's Creative Narratives. Routledge, London. ISBN 978-0415565639

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This fascinating collection of international research offers fresh perspectives on children’s creative processes and the expression of their creative imagination through dramatic play, stories, artwork, dance, music and conversation.

Drawing on a range of research evidence from innovative educational initiatives in a wide variety of countries, Exploring Children’s Creative Narratives develops new theoretical and practical insights that challenge traditional thinking about children’s creativity. The chapters, written by well-respected international contributors:

•offer new conceptual and interpretive frameworks for understanding children’s creativity

•contest conventional discourses about the origins and nature of creativity

•challenge the view that young children’s creativity can only be judged in terms of their creative output

•explore the significance children themselves attribute to their creative activity

•argue the need for a radical reappraisal of the influence of the sociocultural context on children’s creative expression

•discuss the implications of this research in relation to teacher education and curriculum design.

This broad yet coherent compilation of research on creativity in childhood is essential reading for students, researchers and policy makers in early childhood as well as for Early Years professionals with a particular interest in creativity.

Item Type: Book Chapter, Section or Conference Proceeding
Faculty: School of Life Sciences and Education > Psychology
Depositing User: Jocey BRACEGIRDLE
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2017 10:14
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:14
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/3682

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