Creativity, Children and Language: Literacy and the Early Years

Provider: YPO
£120.00 + VAT Each full day course is £120 +VAT with a £95 YPO voucher in return to every attending delegate.

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Description This course is designed for all those who work with early years children. It will focus upon the place of creativity in the curriculum; offer a wide range of ideas and strategies in storytelling, creative prose writing, description and poetry. The course will consider the ways in which teachers might encourage creativity in children’s writing and encourage them to write with originality and vitality. Course members will have the opportunity to examine and assess a variety of appropriate texts and resources used to promote storytelling, creative writing and poetry and will return to school with plenty of practical ideas.
Duration 1 day

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Categories English / Literacy, Support Staff, Teaching staff, Out of school
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students This course will
• Increase understanding of the process of creative writing
• Give an opportunity to view and assess a range of appropriate resources to use as models for their writing
• Give a chance to explore a variety of strategies and practical approaches for encouraging children’s creative writing
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Details This course will be delivered by Dr Gervase Phinn

Professor Gervase Phinn taught in a range for schools for fourteen years, before becoming an education advisor and school inspector.

He is now a freelance lecturer, broadcaster, author and poet. He is a former President of the School Library Association.

Gervase Phinn is probably best known for his five best-selling autobiographical novels based on his life as a school inspector in North Yorkshire, books which he read on the Radio 4 programme, ‘Book of the Week’. Head Over Heels in the Dales was a number one best-seller. In addition he has published a wide range of poetry, short stories, non-fiction materials, plays and academic texts. His early memoir Road to the Dales, the Story of a Yorkshire lad published by Penguin, was an instant best-seller.

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.