Developing and Nurturing Children’s (and Adults) Creativity

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 Left to their own devices children are naturally divergent thinkers, exploring and shaping their environment, testing their body and ideas, problem solving and thinking and acting creatively in ways that most adults could only dream of. Join author and Early Years Researcher Sue Gascoyne to explore how children learn and the importance of open-ended play and creative thinking techniques in supporting children’s and practitioner’s creativity. Discover the essential ingredients of creativity and reflect upon how supportive your setting is in either nurturing or stifling creativity and divergent thinking. This hands on and thought provoking session should inspire practitioners to embrace their inner creativity and provide a toolkit of practical approaches for supporting children’s creativity.
Duration 1 day

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Categories Arts, Teaching staff, Out of school
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students This course will
• Explore creativity in its broadest sense, including children’s creative thinking, actions and creations from across the ages
• Give an understanding of how children learn and develop naturally as divergent thinkers
• Explore what creativity looks like and what types of resources, environments and support are best for fostering creativity
• Give an understanding of the adults role in fostering or blocking creativity and divergent thinking
• Allow you to experience a range of techniques for nurturing creative thinking in young children, older children and adults
• Explore opportunities for embedding and celebrating creativity across all areas of the EYFS as well as in KS1 and 2
• Reflect upon how well their setting currently supports children’s creative thinking and actions and identify possible improvements to policy, practice and environments
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Details This course will be delivered by Sue Gascoyne
Sue Gascoyne is a published author, Early Year’s researcher, educational consultant and trainer. She provides workshops and presentations nationally and internationally to help practitioners introduce learning through sensory play. In 2006 she launched multi-award winning children’s play resource company Play to Z Ltd and maintains an active role as creative director. Sue writes regularly in the national press and was a contributor to International Perspectives on Early Childhood (Sage) January 2012. Sue has authored two books: Sensory Play, published in September 2011 and revised 2013 (Practical Pre-School) and Treasure Baskets and Beyond – Realising the benefits of sensory rich play (Open University), published in August 2012. These publications and her award-winning training draw heavily upon original and contemporary research. Sue has funded and instigated numerous research projects to further our understanding of the benefits of sensory-rich play with objects. In 2009, Sue Gascoyne was named Nursery World 'Trainer of the Year' for her contribution to the Early Year’s sector. Primary School Governor and mother of two young children, much of Sue’s work is inspired by observations of her own children at play.

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