Creativity in science teaching
This workshop was led by Stuart Naylor and Brenda Keogh of Millgate House Education. Brenda and Stuart champion a curriculum in which learners have a pivotal role. The workshop aimed to give teachers strategies for allowing learners opportunities for creativity in science and to involve them and their ideas more fully.
Creativity in science teaching workshop - overview for iPod (5.7 MB)
Video of Brenda Keogh and Stuart Naylor's workshop on creativity in science teaching.
Creativity in science teaching workshop - workshop for iPod (6.7 MB)
Creativity in science teaching workshop - feedback for iPod (3.7 MB)
Some of the key points of the workshop were:
- the importance to creativity of allowing space for learners to share their thinking and ideas
- the engagement that comes from learners being allowed the chance to explore and investigate their own questions
- strategies to engage and support learners in talk and exploration, eg the use of puppets to generate discussion and the use of concept sentences to support learners in generating ideas for investigation.