Creative Expression

Lessons

  • 1

    Creativity: An Introduction

    Creativity is an important part of the human experience. From infancy through adulthood, we flex our creativity when we solve problems, brainstorm solutions, explore our surroundings, and think in flexible ways. This lesson will introduce you to the role of creativity in child development and provide a brief overview of creativity for children and adults.

    This lesson is estimated to take 45 minutes to complete.
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  • 2

    Cultivating Creativity and Innovation: Experiences and Activities

    In the previous lesson, you learned about materials and environments that promote creativity. In this lesson, you will learn about the importance of experiences and activities. Children learn through interactions, so interactions are a critical way to promote creativity. You will learn about the distinction between process and product and you will learn how to help staff members plan creative experiences. 

    This lesson is estimated to take 45 minutes to complete.
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  • 3

    Cultivating Creativity and Innovation: Environments and Materials

    Spaces and materials are powerful drivers of creativity. Children and adults benefit from spaces that are well organized with a variety of materials intentionally selected to promote creativity. This lesson will provide an overview of creative materials and spaces. You will learn about ways to work with staff members to design spaces that build creativity.

    This lesson is estimated to take 45 minutes to complete.
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  • 4

    Fostering a Creative Workplace

    Throughout this course, you have learned about the importance of creativity for children and adults. This lesson will provide specific strategies to help you nurture creativity among staff members in your program. You will learn to model creativity and respond to common staff characteristics related to creativity.

    This lesson is estimated to take 45 minutes to complete.
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