CYPOP 7 – Promote creativity and creative learning in young Children CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the children and young people’s workforce – Jacqueline Monks Analyse the differences between creative learning and creativity. Creative learning is about how children are actively involved in their own learning, where they are given the opportunity to make choices and decisions which develops their problem solving skills and imaginative thinking. It can be achieved through providing a creative environment allowing exploration through play. For example the construction area, where children are given the opportunity to build with different objects and materials, using their imagination. Creativity is about allowing children to explore and express themselves through dance, music, making things, drawing, painting and make believe. Children can explore their emotions and it is only partly about producing an end product and is more about children enjoying the process and learning from it.
CYPOP 7 – Promote creativity and creative learning in young Children CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the children and young people’s workforce – Jacqueline Monks Explain current theoretical approaches to creativity and creative learning in early childhood. There are several different theoretical approaches that aim to explain creativity and creative learning, as follows:- Nature or nurture
Many people believe that some children are naturally creative and have a gift but there is an argument that creativity can be nurtured! Cognitive theories
This examines the way in which children make connections between things and how the brain processes information. Theorists Robert Sternberg and Howard Gardner believe that if a child can look at an object and make a connection with the object and get something new from it, that this is a type of intelligence. Cognitive theorists belief that children should be provided with lots of experiences...