In My View: Creativity & History

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Hilary Cooper, last updated: 22nd March 2013

Introduction

A great deal has been written recently defining what is meant by creativity in primary education. And much has been written urging us to ‘teach creatively'. Yet there had been no exploration of what teaching creatively means in terms of teaching history until a group of colleagues and I decided to analyse what, exactly, this might mean. The book Teaching History Creatively presents the creativity group's findings in full; its authors have made possible this edition of Primary History.

What is ‘creativity'?

Being creative does not necessarily only involve dance, drama, music, art or being a great original thinker like Einstein or Tolstoy. Creativity and related creative ideas may simply be new to a person's way...

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