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More photographs from Leeds Trinity University: Art and Creativity in Early Years

Creativity and Art in Early Years, Leeds Trinity University

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…