Young Children's Creative Thinking

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SAGE, Apr 20, 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 carers, and early childhood practitioners and make links between theory and practice.

The book is divided into three key parts:

- creative thinking, social relationships and early childhood practice

- exploring perspectives in early childhood research

- experiences of young children, parents and practitioners

Chapters integrate practice, research and conceptual understanding to meet the needs of undergraduate and postgraduate students on any Early Childhood course.

 

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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
79

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