Creativity and environment

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  • Creativity and the physical environment
    • Importance of environment
      • Linked to education policy e.g. post WW2, child-centred education, environment aimed to reflect 'essential humanity of the child' (Burke, 2010)
      • Environment linked to experience e.g. Armitage's exploration of playground games facilitated by outdoor space (Armitage, 2006)
      • Dewey 1938 - linked education and experience and highlighted importance of material environment - education as living not preparation for living
    • Contested nature of environment
      • Educational environment not just the classroom - whole school - contested
      • Burke et al 2008 - school can be 'read' in series of applied layers - reflect spatial ownership
      • Despite multiple stakeholders in school design - need for a common vision i.e. which Schiller, Tanner and Medd had in post-war period (Burke, 2010)
    • Creativity and the environment
      • Duffy 1998 - importance of creativity, will benefit all areas of children's learning and development
      • Historical example - Prestolee (1918 - 53)
        • Headteacher O'Neill wanted to challenge idea that space was designed for passive reception of knowledge (Burke, 2005)
        • Learning through doing - children made all furniture and toys
      • Importance of environment for others e.g. Montessori and Dewey - sensory education
    • Children as  creators
      • Burke 2005 - O'Neill believed that only through children constructing own learning environment could real education be achieved
      • Nicholson 1972 - theory of loose parts - lie that creativity is for 'gifted few' - democratic?
      • Burke et al 2008: children constantly reacting and responding to space - consumers of design and designers
      • Burke et al 2008: research cluster asked children to design a school - prominence of visual representations of identity and personal space - belonging
    • Creativity and environment in practice
      • Limitations: funding, space, agenda of standards
      • Arts Council England 2005: importance of outdoors - nature can provide opportunitiesfor creativity
      • Major limitations - contested nature and understanding of creativity and place in education


Asma Nagra

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