Cross curricular: We have lift off!
10 September 2019Add to My Folder
Original article published 3 June 2008
Sue Cowley uses a space theme to send children’s creative thinking skills blasting into orbit
Barriers to creative thinking
Before you begin these activities, it’s worth remembering that the traditional school environment can work against creative thought. Children can be reluctant to abandon their normally structured classroom routine for more free-thinking activities. They often believe that they must search for the ‘right’ answer, rather than allowing themselves to experiment and make mistakes. Also, children will sometimes fall back on reproducing the creative ideas of others, for instance from books or the television.
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