Exploring connections between creative thinking and higher attaining writing

Copping, Adrian (2016) Exploring connections between creative thinking and higher attaining writing. Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education, 46 (3). pp. 307-316.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2016.1250801

Abstract

This paper explores writing pedagogy in the primary classroom and connections between children thinking creatively and their achievement in writing. Initially ‘continuing professional development’ for teachers, I designed and facilitated a two-day writing workshop with a class of children around the theme of a Victorian murder mystery. This was observed by primary teachers and then deconstructed. Set within the context of a National Curriculum for English, which focuses more explicitly on the skills of transcription as indicators of quality writing, this paper explores initial findings from a pilot project considering the contribution creative thinking makes to the writing process.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
ISSN: 1475-7575
Departments: Early Years and Primary Undergraduate Partnership QG
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2016 16:40
Last Modified: 04 May 2018 06:26
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2515

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