chapter  8
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Fostering Creativity in the Primary Classroom

Fostering creativity requires commitment to space: physical and conceptual. Creating space means being conscious of the physical place of your classroom, and ways in which it may foster children’s creativity. It is important to consider not simply the layout of physical space but also the resourcing of any activity and of the learning environment. If children are to be encouraged to think independently in any area of the curriculum, they will need easy access to materials including books, the computer/s, atlases, games, construction materials, puzzles, craft materials and so on. They will need to be able at times to work with others, in pairs and in groups, so the classroom space needs to support all of these possibilities.