It was a cut-stick, painting and printing frenzy this morning as I spent a very enjoyable few hours working with students at Leeds Trinity University.
Delivering a lecture on the role and impact of art and creativity in Early Years learning, I was impressed by the ideas and imagination of the students.
Working on the second year of their Early Childhood Studies degrees, the students explored elements of best practice of a creative teacher including:
- offing variety of starting points, techniques and materials for the children to use.
- planning for progression of children's skills while allowing them freedom to explore and experiment.
- developing an open dialogue with the children to assess their learning.
A resounding success - well done to you all for your hard work!
But don't just take my word for it. This is what the students thought:
"Fun and inspiring and explained creativity in a lot of detail". Sophie, Leeds Trinity "It has really made me think outsid…