Teaching for Creativity

Creativity

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Introduction

Introduction 0:29

Creativity Overview

Defining Creativity 0:41

Importance of Teaching for Creativity 2:01

Barriers to Creativity 2:53

The Artistic Thinking Process

History of the Artistic Thinking Process 1:14

A Closer Look at the Artistic Thinking Process 1:10

Inspiration

Working with Themes 1:53

Using Personal Experiences and Opinions 2:30

Design Development

The Power of Experimenting 2:00

Research and Self-Directed Learning 2:59

Creation

Producing Work 2:27

Reflecting and Revising 0:57

Responding to Work 1:25

Conclusion

Conclusion 0:18

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Teaching for Creativity

1 PD Hours

  • 1 Learn why teaching for creativity is important.

  • 2 Discover how to lead students through the process of producing original, creative work.

  • 3 Explore methods for helping students find their artistic voices.

We all want our students to be more creative. But what does teaching for creativity look like? In this Learning Pack, discover specific strategies to help your students develop creative, original, meaningful work. Learn how to overcome barriers to creativity by using a proven method called the Artistic Thinking Process. Finally, discover ideas for empowering your students to find their voices through open-ended questioning, themes, and more.


Connected Professional Art Educator Competencies
INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES
Creativity
3.12 Provides experiences to practice creative thinking strategies
3.13 Supports opportunities for students to learn from mistakes

Engagement
3.2 Communicates effectively with students
3.5 Uses effective questioning techniques


Connected National Visual Arts Standards
Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #3: Refine and complete artistic work.

Melissa Purtee

Melissa Purtee

High School Art Teacher and PRO Facilitator

Melissa Purtee teaches visual art at Apex High School outside of Raleigh, North Carolina. She is passionate about student choice, supporting diversity, and creating pathways for authentic self-expression. She is also the co-author of The Open Art Room and the blog Thoughts on Arting.

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https://theartofeducation.edu/content/uploads/2019/01/45.1TeachingCreativitySpectrum.pdf
https://theartofeducation.edu/content/uploads/2019/01/45.1TheArtisticThinkingProcess.pdf
https://theartofeducation.edu/content/uploads/2019/01/45.110ThemesToUseInArtRoom.pdf
https://theartofeducation.edu/content/uploads/2019/01/45.1KineticSculptureChallenge.pdf
https://theartofeducation.edu/content/uploads/2019/01/45.1MediaExperimentationSheet.pdf
https://theartofeducation.edu/content/uploads/2019/01/45.15ResourcesForStudentResearch.pdf
https://theartofeducation.edu/content/uploads/2019/01/45.1ResearchNotes.pdf
https://theartofeducation.edu/content/uploads/2019/01/45.110ReflectiveQuestions.pdf
https://theartofeducation.edu/content/uploads/2019/01/45.1ArtworkThinkSheet.pdf

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