Advertisement

Generative Conversations for Creative Learning

Reimagining Literacy Education and Understanding

  • Gloria Latham
  • Robyn Ewing

Part of the Creativity, Education and the Arts book series (CEA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Gloria Latham, Robyn Ewing
    Pages 11-23
  3. Gloria Latham, Robyn Ewing
    Pages 25-35
  4. Gloria Latham, Robyn Ewing
    Pages 37-60
  5. Gloria Latham, Robyn Ewing
    Pages 71-82
  6. Gloria Latham, Robyn Ewing
    Pages 83-96
  7. Gloria Latham, Robyn Ewing
    Pages 97-114
  8. Gloria Latham, Robyn Ewing
    Pages 115-129
  9. Gloria Latham, Robyn Ewing
    Pages 131-140
  10. Gloria Latham, Robyn Ewing
    Pages 141-153
  11. Gloria Latham, Robyn Ewing
    Pages 171-192
  12. Gloria Latham, Robyn Ewing
    Pages 193-206
  13. Gloria Latham, Robyn Ewing
    Pages 207-218
  14. Gloria Latham, Robyn Ewing
    Pages 219-220
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 221-224

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Creative Education Body language creativity and the arts literacy education storytelling and imagination active listening vocabulary building metacognitive talk

Authors and affiliations

  • Gloria Latham
    • 1
  • Robyn Ewing
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SydneySydney, NSWAustralia
  2. 2.University of SydneySydney, NSWAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60519-7
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-60518-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-60519-7
  • Buy this book on publisher's site