Using Theory-Based Research in Supporting Creative Learning Environment for Young Children
Source of Publication
Handbook of Research on Applied Learning Theory and Design in Modern Education
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.
Muhammad, Amanda J.; Mayers, Gloysis; and Wooldridge, Deborah G., "Using Theory-Based Research in Supporting Creative Learning Environment for Young Children" (2016). All Works. 3883.
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