Support the Creativity of Children and Young People
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This unit provides competence in working with children and young people to develop their creativity and innovative thinking. The unit explores day-today creativity for living and participation in organised creative activities.
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This unit should be assessed in line with Skills for Care and Development’s
QCF Assessment Principles. Learning outcome 2, learning outcome 3 and learning outcome 4 should be assessed in a real work situation.
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Benefits of creativity for the wellbeing of children and young people: creativity as key aspect of effective learning and development; adults should draw on creativity of children and young people in planning and carrying out learning activities; encourages problem-solving, flexibility and imagination, provides opportunity for reflection and reasoning, allows children and young people to try out ideas and experiment, enables children and young people to apply what they have already learnt Potential benefits of different types of creative activity: different types of creative activity eg solitary, shared, group, sedentary (eg writing), active
(eg gardening, sport), cerebral (eg chess, computer games) benefits of different types of creativity include emotional and social development, intellectual development, ability to express own ideas, participate in teamwork, bond with adults and peers; eg model making can promote problem-solving, intellectual development, imagination, eg music and dance can have emotional benefits enabling children and young people to express themselves and participate in physical exercise
Formal and informal creative activity: formal activity tends to be adultled; informal tends to be child-initiated; aiming for balance