Young Children's Creative Thinking
- Hiroko Fumoto
- Sue Robson - Roehampton University, UK
- Sue Greenfield - Roehampton University, UK
- David J Hargreaves - Roehampton University, UK
Critical Thinking Skills | Early Childhood Classroom Management | Early Childhood Social Skills
The importance of promoting young children's creative thinking, and the social relationships which support it, is now seen as a vital element of good early childhood practice. The authors push forward our understanding of what young children's creative thinking is, and how it promotes young children's well-being. By drawing on research evidence, they examine key issues from the perspectives of the child, the parents or careers and early childhood practitioners, and make links between theory and practice.
The book is divided into three key parts:
- Creative thinking, social relationships and early childhood practice
- Exploring perspectives in early childhood research
- Experiences of young children, parents and practitioners
Chapters integrate practice, research and conceptual understanding to meet the needs of undergraduate and graduate students on any Early Childhood course.
A pertinent text for those developing practice in a changing sector. Explores the concept of creativity and how connections, interactions and practitioners influence and affect this. A inspiring and influential text for practitioners, students and researchers.
Very useful for our Early Years and Primary PGCE students, to support my lectures on children's learning and teaching, including creativity and problem-solving related to independent learning. Sound book theoretically and very practrically focused on the early years classroom context.
A really interesting book that explored many areas that my students will find pertinent. The layout and structure is the usual Sage standard. I did think that the title doesn't really reflect the content - I will need to sell it to the students in terms of the content!