Exploring connections between creative thinking and higher attaining writing

Copping, Adrian (2016) Exploring connections between creative thinking and higher attaining writing.

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Official URL: 10.1080/03004279.2016.1250801


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
Keywords: 370 Education & educational psychology (incl. teacher training & research), 371 Schools & their activities (incl. special education, teaching methods & study skills)
Members: University of Cumbria
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 13:06
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2016 04:20
URI: http://collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/12905

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