Title

Using Theory-Based Research in Supporting Creative Learning Environment for Young Children

Document Type

Book Chapter

Source of Publication

Handbook of Research on Applied Learning Theory and Design in Modern Education

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Abstract

A supportive creative environment for young children is viewed as an essential element toward facilitating their creative thinking. Creativity requires imagination, insight, problem solving, divergent thinking, the ability to express emotions and to be able to make choices, thus we created a supportive learning environment to nurture creativity in three to four year olds. In this chapter creativity theory is discussed and how to apply to the early childhood educational setting. The Reggio Approach and creativity-provoking methods are discussed. Application of the theory relates to how children are immersed into activities encourages problem-solving, exploration, creativity and the learning supported by play based experiences for children. Examples are given as to how one child development center has provided curriculum, arranged the indoor and outdoor spaces, and integrated the artist in residence concept into the setting.

ISSN

2326-8905

Publisher

IGI Global

First Page

589

Last Page

603

Disciplines

Education | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

no

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