Young Children's Creative Thinking

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SAGE Publications, May 14, 2012 - Education - 184 pages
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The importance of promoting young children’s creative thinking, and the social relationships which support it, is now seen as a vital element of good early childhood practice. The authors push forward our understanding of what young children’s creative thinking is, and how it promotes young children’s well-being. By drawing on research evidence, they examine key issues from the perspectives of the child, the parents or careers and early childhood practitioners, and make links between theory and practice.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
Creative Thinking Social Relationships and Early Childhood Practice
13
2 What do we mean by creativity and creative thinking?
15
3 Creative thinking in early childhood
27
4 Social relationships in early childhood
41
Exploring Perspectives in Early Childhood Research
53
young children as participants in research
55
6 Involving parents in research
69
Experiences of Young ChildrenParents and Practitioners
91
8 Childrens experiences of creative thinking
93
9 Parents experiences of supporting young childrens creative thinking
107
10 Practitioners experiences of promoting childrens creative thinking
119
towards understanding young childrens creative thinking
131
References
139
Index
157
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7 Researchers and practitioners collaborating on research
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