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Visions of Creativity in Early Childhood

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Visions of Creativity in Early Childhood

Connecting Theory, Practice and Reflection

Author(s): Joy Lubawy (click on the author's name for more titles)

ISBN: 9781876138295

Binding: Paperback

Size: 210mm x 280mm

Published by: Pademelon Press

RRP $79.95


Joy Lubawy is a storyteller. In Visions of Creativity she uses the real-life stories from her thirty years as Teaching/ Director in Australian early childhood centres so that the reader may share with her reflections on the ways we can encourage children's creativity. Joy has used Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligence as the framework of the book so that creativity is now seen not only as being only for the artists and performers, but for every child. She has blended her thoughts and stories with responses to ideas from Reggio Emilia as well as other writers from the Emergent Curriculum school of thought.

This book brings together a variety of theories and influences together with the author's own research and experience. It connects philosophy, theories and practice alongside the development of a strong curriculum and is not just about child development, but about children discovering, theorising, experiencing, and learning. Easy to read, thoughtful and inspiring.

Content:

This book has a very expansive Table of Contents which has been reduced here to chapter headings only. Each chapter contains a definition of the chapter title, stories and examples from the classroom and implications.

Chapter 1: Exploring Visual and Aesthetic Dimensions
Chapter 2: Exploring Musical and Rhythmic Dimensions
Chapter 3: Exploring Kinaesthetic Dimensions
Chapter 4: Exploring Mathematical and Logical Dimensions
Chapter 5: Exploring Naturalist Dimensions
Chapter 6: Exploring Linguistic Dimensions
Chapter 7: Exploring Interpersonal Dimensions
Chapter 8: Exploring Intrapersonal Dimensions
Chapter 9: Programming, Planning, Evaluation and
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