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Encouraging Creativity – International Perspectives on Nurturing Creative and Critical Thinking in Early Years

May 11 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm


Japan, Italy, New Zealand, Ecuador and Nordic countries gained from my experience researching practice abroad.

I will emphasise the importance of creativity as a fundamental skill that not only impacts on all areas of learning but also impacts on young children’s long term outcomes to become resourceful and resilient adults. We will link international perspectives to the EYFS and will explore the many factors that contribute to children’s creative and critical thinking, from the impact of the environment to working together with parents. We will look at the role of the teacher in extending their thinking by looking at sustained shared thinking practice and how best to interact with children during the creative process.

We will also consider ways in which we can monitor children’s creative progression especially in relation to their developing thinking skills.

From this course you will:

  • Gain a thorough understanding of what creativity means
  • Learn why creativity is so important in education and in life in general
  • Look at the many elements that contribute to encouraging and nurturing young children’s creativity
  • Investigate the role of the teacher in extending creative and critical thinking
  • Look at the role of the environment and resources
  • The importance of documentation and reflective learning practice
  • Working together with parents to support children’s creative thinking
  • Opportunity for practitioners to get creative exploring different materials
  • View examples of inspiring provocations from around the world
  • Think about ways of monitoring children’s creative progression


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May 11
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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1 day
Pete Moorhouse
Leaders, practitioners, teachers and support staff working in the Early Years Foundation
Dates and times
Monday 11th May 2020 (9:30am - 3:00pm)


St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre
Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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0117 903 0337

Terms and Conditions
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St. Pauls Children’s Centre: There is no on-site parking but parking is available on the road for £1 an hour for a maximum of 3 hours, or in Cabot Circus which is 5-minute walk from the St. Pauls Children’s Centre.