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Creativity in Initial Teacher Education

The CITE resources are the result of a 2 year programme of work developed by Creative Partnerships in Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside, working with University Teacher Education partners in the North West of England.

Creativity in Initial Teacher Education - Section 1 Developing Understandings of Creativity

Developing Understandings of Creativity- questions and exercises for students and mentors

Creativity in Initial Teacher Education - Section 2 Lesson Planning and Creativity

Lesson planning and creativity The materials consist of approaches and pro-formas to support students’ planning for creativity in their lessons auditing students’ understanding of creativity and how to plan for creativity in their placement schools.

Creativity in Initial Teacher Education - Section 3 - Mentoring and Creativity

Mentoring and creativity These areas are a range of resources that focus upon how to support school-based mentors in developing their own and students’ creativity.

Creativity in Initial Teacher Education - Section 4 Example of Creativity within a Primary Programme

Example of Creativity within a Primary Programme. The modules have been designed and validated to place creativity within taught ITE primary and courses. Partnership working with Creative Practitioners, the Creative & Cultural Sector.

Creativity in Initial Teacher Education - Section 5 Case Studies and Reports

Case studies and reports designed to clarify understanding about creativity, risk-taking, and the outcomes of the CITE partnership programme. They include a report on teacher Education in Finland and Guidelines from the QCA seminar:- A view of Creativity

Creativity in Initial Teacher Education - Section 6 Deveoping Creativity through the Validation Process

PowerPoint showing the process for a staged process for developing creativity through the revalidation process.

Creativity in Initial Teacher Education - Section 7 Examples of Practice

Examples of practice where creative practitioners worked with ITE teacher educators in the delivery of programmes and mentoring. These are examples of a programme providing a placement opportunity for students outside the normal classroom.

Creativity in Initial Teacher Education - Section 8 Creativity Modules

Creativity Modules. The modules have been designed and validated to place creativity within taught ITE primary and secondary courses.

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