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Creativity, Education and the Arts

Generative Conversations for Creative Learning

Reimagining Literacy Education and Understanding

Authors: Latham, Gloria, Ewing, Robyn

  • Highlights the essential nature of quality literature discussion within schoolsDraws on the expertise of a wide pool of experts to demonstrates how their conversations can interact to revive literacy learningEmphasises the value of talk in a media-saturated environment

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eBook 91,62 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-60519-7
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Hardcover 117,69 €
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About this book

This book builds on conversations between the author educators and other experts in the field, including authors, illustrators and teachers, to explore the benefits of discussions around quality literature within a classroom context that exercises the imagination and generates new ideas and discoveries. The book focuses on a range of strategies that can be utilised to reimagine literacy learning in a 21st century context including parent and teacher talk; active listening; fostering student driven questions; building vocabulary and imagery; and metacognitive talk. These are argued to have a hugely beneficial impact on how children learn to solve problems, engage in complex thought processes, negotiate meaning, as well as learning how to wonder, explore, create and defend ideas. The book also defends the importance of parents, teachers and academics as ‘storytellers’, using their bodies and voices as instruments of engagement and power. It will make compelling reading for students, teachers and researchers working in the fields of education and sociology, particularly those with an interest in creative methods for improving literacy.

About the authors

Gloria Latham is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney, Australia. She has taught in primary schools and headed a children’s theatre in education program. For the past 30 years Gloria taught reflective practice, integrated curriculum, drama, and literacy with both undergraduate and post graduate students in the School of Education at RMIT University, Australia. 

Robyn Ewing AM was originally a primary teacher, and is now Professor of Teacher Education and the Arts at the University of Sydney, Australia. She teaches in the areas of curriculum, teaching and learning, English, drama and literacy working with both pre-service and postgraduate teachers. Robyn is passionate about the Arts and education and the role quality arts experiences and processes can and should play in pedagogy across the curriculum. She frequently works in classrooms alongside teachers interested in reforming their pedagogy.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Conversation around the book’s beginning and central themes

    Latham, Gloria (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Conversation around re-imagining literacy learning

    Latham, Gloria (et al.)

    Pages 11-23

  • Conversation around curiosity and creativity

    Latham, Gloria (et al.)

    Pages 25-35

  • Conversation around the power of the imagination

    Latham, Gloria (et al.)

    Pages 37-60

  • Conversation around some current tensions and debates in western education

    Latham, Gloria (et al.)

    Pages 61-70

Buy this book

eBook 91,62 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60519-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 117,69 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60518-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Generative Conversations for Creative Learning
Book Subtitle
Reimagining Literacy Education and Understanding
Authors
Series Title
Creativity, Education and the Arts
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60519-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60519-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60518-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 224
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
Topics