Unlocking Creativity

Author: Michael A. Roberto

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119545798

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 211

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Tear down the obstacles to creative innovation in your organization Unlocking Creativity is an exploration of the creative process and how organizations can clear the way for innovation. In many organizations, creative individuals face stubborn resistance to new ideas. Managers and executives oftentimes reject innovation and unconventional approaches due to misplaced allegiance to the status quo. Questioning established practices or challenging prevailing sentiments is frequently met with stiff resistance. In this climate of stifled creativity and inflexible adherence to conventional wisdom, potentially game-changing ideas are dismissed outright. Senior leaders claim to value creativity, yet often lack the knowledge to provide a creative framework. Unlocking Creativity offers effective methods and real-world examples of how the most successful organizations create cultures of innovation and experimentation. Best-selling author and scholar Michael Roberto presents a thorough investigation of organizational obstacles to creative thought. Highly relevant to the growth crises many enterprises face in today’s economic landscape, this book examines how to break barriers to spark creativity and foster new ideas. This insightful and informative work allows business executives, senior managers, and organization leaders to: Recognize the six organizational mindsets that impede creativity and innovation Learn how to tear down the barriers that obstruct the creative process Create an environment that allows talented people to thrive Encourage creative collaboration in teams throughout an organization Leaders do not have to conceive innovative ideas, but rather open the path for curious and creative employees within their organization. Unlocking Creativity: How to Solve Any Problem and Make the Best Decisions aids organizations in removing obstacles to the creative process and helps to form an atmosphere of imagination and innovation.
Unlocking Speaking and Listening

Author: Deborah Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351868754

Category: Education

Page: 170

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Spoken Language is a key component of the primary national curriculum and is fundamental to children’s language development and learning. The need for teachers to develop talk in its own right and also use talk as a means of learning is central to effective primary practice. In the past, Initial Teacher Education and CPD have focused on literacy (reading and writing) to the detriment of speaking and listening. However, research strongly supports talk as fundamental to learning and teaching. It has also been identified as an area where teachers feel less confident. This fully updated third edition of Unlocking Speaking and Listening tackles key issues surrounding spoken language with rigour, depth and a strong focus on research, providing education professionals with clear, practical strategies for engaging in purposeful talk, while also celebrating children’s implicit understanding and love of the spoken word. Drawing on recent classroom research, Unlocking Speaking and Listening considers what children and teachers need to know in order to develop as effective speakers and listeners. The book addresses: Planning and assessing talk Drama and storytelling Working with EAL children Developing talk in Science and Mathematics Special educational needs Using technology to enhance children’s communication Two new chapters on the importance of talk to underpin children’s reading development are also included. With contributions from experts in the field, this vital and fully updated resource will help both trainee and practising primary teachers understand and promote the importance of speaking and listening as an effective tool for learning across the primary curriculum.
Unlocking Speaking and Listening

Author: Pamela Hodson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136625404

Category: Education

Page: 185

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Speaking and listening are key elements of the primary English National Curriculum; they are also fundamental to children's language development and learning. The need for teachers to develop children's talk in its own right and also to use talk as a means of learning is central to effective primary practice, yet it is an area in which teachers often have little confidence. The contributors offer creative and practical advice on teaching speaking and listening from the early years through Key Stages 1 and 2, underpinned by theory into the approach. --from publisher description.
Unlocking Literacy

Author: Robert Fisher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135056490

Category: Education

Page: 240

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An edited collection describing key issues in supporting literacy development, this book helps to 'unlock' the mysteries behind helping children learn to read, write, speak and listen. It explores ways to help children develop their skills in literacy, thinking and learning, and shows how literacy teaching can be used creatively and imaginatively with children of all ages and abilities. The new edition of this well-known text: reflects the importance of creativity and the new Primary Strategy offers approaches to teaching literacy that accord with and beyond the literacy hour includes coverage of the Foundation Stage curriculum in every chapter covers the inclusion agenda and supporting EAL pupils highlights the importance of popular culture and visual literacy in children's lives. Interweaving pedagogy with theory and practical suggestions, this book is firmly based in classroom and academic research to support both trainee and practising teacher in the realities of teaching and learning in literacy.
Creativity and Problem Solving (The Brian Tracy Success Library)

Author: Brian Tracy

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 9780814433171

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 122

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The hallmark of an exceptional career is the ability to devise innovative solutions for work challenges. Therefore, creative thinking skills are vital for your professional advancement. Recent research has revealed a direct causality between ideas and profitability, which means that in today’s competitive and technology-rich work environment, the most crucial element separating an extraordinary career from an ordinary one is creative thinking skills. As one of the world's premiere success experts, Brian Tracy knows anyone can become more creative by practicing with a few helpful tools. This concise, easy-to-read book guides you to immediately begin generating a stream of productive ideas. In Creativity & Problem Solving, Tracy reveals 21 proven techniques that will help you: Stimulate the three primary triggers to creativity Inspire a creative mindset in staff through recognition, rewards, and environment Use methods to solve problems, improve systems, devise new products, and come up with fresh, exciting marketing angles Ask focused questions to generate elegant solutions Understand the difference between mechanical and adaptive thinking Rigorously evaluate new ideas without shutting down the creative impulse Containing mind-stimulating exercises and down-to-earth strategies, Creativity & Problem Solving will help you tap into the root source of their own intuitive genius--and gain the winning edge they’ve been missing all this time.
The Routledge International Handbook of Creative Learning

Author: Julian Sefton-Green

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136730030

Category: Education

Page: 1021

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The concept of creative learning extends far beyond Arts-based learning or the development of individual creativity. It covers a range of processes and initiatives throughout the world that share common values, systems and practices aimed at making learning more creative. This applies at individual, classroom, or whole school level, always with the aim of fully realising young people’s potential. Until now there has been no single text bringing together the significant literature that explores the dimensions of creative learning, despite the work of artists in schools and the development of a cadre of creative teaching and learning specialists. Containing a mixture of newly commissioned chapters, reprints and updated versions of previous publications, this book brings together major theorists and current research. Comprising of key readings in creative education, it will stand as a uniquely authoritative text that will appeal to those involved in initial and continuing teacher education, as well as research academics and policy specialists. Sections include: a general introduction to the field of creative learning arts learning traditions, with sub sections on discrete art forms such as drama and visual art accounts of practice from artist-teacher partnerships whole school change and reforms curriculum change assessment evaluative case studies of impact and effect global studies of policy change around creative learning.
Unlocking Assessment

Author: Sue Swaffield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134054015

Category: Education

Page: 195

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Assessment is inextricably linked with learning and teaching, and its profile in British schools has never been higher. Recently the value and importance of formative assessment in supporting learning and teaching has also become widely recognised. Although assessment is a prime concern of anyone involved in education it remains a highly complex field where much controversy and misunderstanding abounds. This book explores the values, principles, research and theories that underpin our understanding and practice of assessment. It also provides practical suggestions and examples, and addresses some key points about the future development of assessment. The book makes accessible complex but crucial ideas and issues, so that teachers can be more confident and proactive in shaping assessment in their classrooms, in ways that support learning and avoid unintentional harmful consequences.
Unlocking Public Value

Author: Martin Cole

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470054529

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 206

A new approach to understanding and improving performance and public value This book presents the Public Service Value Model-an innovative, rigorous approach to defining public outcomes and quantifying results-to help readers understand and improve public service delivery. Filled with in-depth insight and expert advice, this guide will arm public service managers-whether in government, nonprofit, or even for-profit organizations-with a practical framework that can be used to define outcomes and manage trade-offs in public service delivery. Martin Cole (Hartford, CT) is Group Chief Executive of Accenture's Government Operating Group. Greg Parston (London, UK) is Executive Director of the Accenture Institute for Public Service Value.
Unlocking Mathematics Teaching

Author: Valsa Koshy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136808500

Category: Education

Page: 188

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Now in a fully updated second edition, Unlocking Mathematics Teaching is a comprehensive guide to teaching mathematics in the primary school. Combining theory and practice, selected experts outline the current context of mathematics education. They suggest strategies, activities and examples to help develop readers understanding and confidence in delivering the curriculum. The book combines an accessible blend of subject knowledge and pedagogy, and its key features include: Advice on teaching mathematics to high and low attainers; Guidance on teaching mental maths; Ideas for incorporating ICT; Guidance on assessment in mathematics education; Teaching problem solving; Numerical and non-numerical examples; Updated references, taking into account the Williams Report. This book will be of interest to all primary education students and practising teachers looking to increase their confidence and effectiveness in delivering the mathematics curriculum.
EBOOK: Primary PE: Unlocking the Potential

Author: Anne Williams

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335242344

Category: Education

Page: 156

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This book aims to address some of the aspects of primary physical education about which there is currently a dearth of high quality texts. It arises from several contextual elements that create a need for something a little different from books currently on offer. Most of these offer guidance on content and teaching skills across the activities of the National Curriculum together with supplementary information about key issues and processes, for example, assessing pupils or including those with special needs. This proposal focuses on learning about primary PE and its potential to contribute not only as a discrete curriculum subject but also across the whole curriculum and to some of the many strategies and initiatives that have been set up to enhance primary practice and achievement. Topics have been selected as the focus for the chapters in this book not only for their current significance within strategies and initiatives, but for their potential to contribute to the enhancement of the curriculum in the longer term, and particularly in the context of the recommendations of the Rose review and the imminent revisions to the primary national curriculum.
Creativity in Primary Education

Author: Anthony Wilson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781844455607

Category: Education

Page: 272

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A sound understanding of the role primary creativity plays in learning and teaching will help trainee teachers become creative practitioners and develop creativity in their pupils. The second edition of this popular text retains key material from the previous book, but it has been substantially updated and revised to include six new chapters which explore creativity in both a subject specific context as well as the broader issues of creativity in SMSC and the Foundation Stage. The book is linked throughout to the Standards for the award of QTS and also considers important government agendas such as Every Child Matters.