Unit 82 promote creativity and creative learning in young children 1. Understand the concepts of creativity and creative learning and how these affect all aspects of young children’s learning and development. 1.1. Analyse the differences between creative learning and creativity. Creative learning is about helping children develop imaginative thinking through an exploration of materials, objects and problem-solving skills, such as construction and ICT and crafts.
It enables children to interact and participate in a variety of projects to encourage creativity and independence. This is a good strategy as it encourages children to construct their knowledge through the relationships they build with others and the surrounding environment. ‘’It is an approach where the expressive arts play a central role in learning and where a unique reciprocal learning relationship exists between practitioner and child’’. www.educationscotland.gov.uk/ (21/11/13). It is an important aspect to carry out when allowing children to play, as it encourages children to be independent learners, and allows them to understand and learn about life and the world.
1.3 Critically analyse how creativity and creative learning can support young children’s emotional, social, intellectual, communication and physical development. The key characteristics in creativity can support young children’s development in a number of ways. Emotionally they learn how to manage frustrations if a project isn’t going to plan or can feel happy and proud and a sense of achievement when it is completed. Socially children can build up self-confidence by working alongside or with others, creating something to share and thereby making friends. Intellectually they are learning about problem solving, numeracy and developing their reading and writing skills.
They must be provided with opportunities to explore and share their thoughts, ideas and feelings, for example, through a variety of art, music, movement, dance, imaginative and role-okay activities, mathematics, and design and technology’ Statutory Framework 2.17. In this area of learning, creativity has been shown to be very interesting as workers can put together other learning areas, such as problem solving, together with creativity and help children understand, learn and achieve their development by using different methods. There are three aspects of creative development which are being creative by responding to experiences, expressing and communicating ideas; exploring media and materials; and creating music and dance. Being creative by responding to experiences, expressing and communicating ideas shows an overall of how the children might express themselves. This aspect of learning makes sure that workers know that children need a wide range of experiences, materials and resources for them to be able to express themselves by planning different types of activities for them to do.
Unit 82 Creative learning is about children being actively involved in their own learning and their ability to make their own choices and decisions. Helping children to develop imaginative thinking which can be achieved through exploration of a creative environment of various materials and objects. Helping children to develop problem solving skills such as construction and Ict. Providing children with opportunities to make connections between different areas and to be able to relate to them. Some creative learning activities may be focused on achieving a goal for example making a den.
It encourages children to learn at their own level that they feel comfortable and confident with, therefore enhancing the opportunity for developing many social and intellectual skills. Skinner Skinners theories are used widely in practices as we praise children for positive behavior or for performing an action correctly, Skinners theory on negative behavior was putting a child on timeout. 1.2 Explain the potential impact on service provision of different theories and approaches I feel that we use a bit of all these theories and approaches in our setting. The children use their own choice and freedom to develop their own play. As each child starts in our setting, their parents fill in a portfolio, which helps our staff learn their likes and dislikes and their favorite toy, song and story.
The creative process helps us by teaching us about who we are, what we love and what we can give to others. Benefits Being involved in creative activities is fun and absorbing for children. Evidence suggests that it helps children to have positive experiences and develop important characteristics and abilities such as: • Concentration – Focusing on what they are doing. • Communication - Developing better communication through talking, listening, writing or pictures. • Language - Increasing vocabulary, reading and writing skills.
Social and Emotional development - which allows each child to learn through fun and by helping people. These will also help children understand and deal with frustrations and challenges they face and enable children to recognize achievement and have a sense of satisfaction
Positive messages about their families, background, cultures and languages help children to develop pride in who they are. These messages also give them confidence to voice their views and opinions, to make choices, and to help shape their learning. The book ‘Possum Magic’ would be appropriate for Stage 1 (Year 1) students. I feel for the desired outcome this is a great age for building confident exercises and to help develop the child’s identity and to introduce an open mind thinking. 2.
It is important effective communication with adult to be able to build a relationship of trust and understanding. Parents and adult are likely to give beneficial of supporting if the communications is strong and effective and this can be beneficial for the children. Build and establish relationships ,prevent problem,misunderstand ,stay motivate,establish mutual respect are some example. Aim children to learn,have fun ,play and engage. Children will lear and develop when ether is a friendly environment with people they trust.