|Module Code||BAHPSY 208|
|Module Title||The Creative Mind|
|Parent Programme/Stage||BA(Hons) Psychology||Stage Two|
|Delivery Mode||FT/PT Blended|
|NFQ||Irish National Framework of Qualifications /Level 7|
|EFQ||European Qualifications Framework /Level 6|
|Workload (hours per week)||3 hours per week 2 x lec/1 x tutorial|
|Description||Creativity needs to be seen as a capacity of human intelligence. Lectures/tutorials/ independent study/use of Moodle for directed self–study tasks|
|Assessment||CA: 100% Ongoing|
|Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:|
|208A:||Discuss theories of creativity and identify its components|
|208B:||Demonstrate knowledge of the pedagogy of the arts with a particular focus on the development of social, communication and problem –solving skills.|
|208C:||Examine the importance of arts and creativity to socio–emotional and cognitive development|
|208D:||Recognise, cultivate and apply creative thinking in their chosen discipline.|
|208E:||Reflect on Montessori philosophy and discuss what elements of Montessori education support children’s innate creativity.|
– Creativity: What does it mean to be creative?
– Characteristics of creative people; divergent and convergent thinking practices
– Theories of creativity;
– Components of creativity; fluency, flexibility, originality, elaboration
– Sources of creativity and barriers to creativity
– Creative thinking and Critical thinking.
– Pedagogy and Arts: Art as a process; Art as experience; Re– conceptualising the role of creativity in art education theory and practice.
– Techniques and Strategies; scaffolding, co–constructing, modelling, questioning, encouraging, problem solving, empowering;
– Promoting children’s creativity; creating optimum conditions for creativity to flourish
– Links to Montessori: exploration, divergent thinking, open–ended questions, experimentation
– Reflecting on the creative classroom; creativity and skills for the twenty first century:
how can these can be fostered in the classroom?
– Theory into practice: creative activities in different curricular areas: creative movement; creative music; creative language; creative science; creative mathematics; creative food experiences; creative social studies;
– Music: listening, performing and composing;
– Visual Art: process versus product; Story: stories as agents of social, personal, intellectual, cultural and aesthetic development;
– Drama: Spontaneous making of scenes; drama as communication; language, negotiation, social interaction, conflict resolution.
-Education for the 21st Century
-ICT and Creativity /Children’s interaction with ICT: the use of developmentally appropriate technology for exploration and expression.