Advertisement

© 2018

Generative Conversations for Creative Learning

Reimagining Literacy Education and Understanding

Book

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

  1. 1.University of SydneySydney, NSWAustralia
  2. 2.University of SydneySydney, NSWAustralia

About the authors

Gloria Latham is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney, Australia. She has taught in primary schools and headed a children’s theatre in education program. For the past 30 years Gloria taught reflective practice, integrated curriculum, drama, and literacy with both undergraduate and post graduate students in the School of Education at RMIT University, Australia. 

Robyn Ewing AM was originally a primary teacher, and is now Professor of Teacher Education and the Arts at the University of Sydney, Australia. She teaches in the areas of curriculum, teaching and learning, English, drama and literacy working with both pre-service and postgraduate teachers. Robyn is passionate about the Arts and education and the role quality arts experiences and processes can and should play in pedagogy across the curriculum. She frequently works in classrooms alongside teachers interested in reforming their pedagogy.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Generative Conversations for Creative Learning
  • Book Subtitle Reimagining Literacy Education and Understanding
  • Authors Gloria Latham
    Robyn Ewing
  • Series Title Creativity, Education and the Arts
  • Series Abbreviated Title Creativity, Education and the Arts
  • 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 Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-60518-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-86877-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-60519-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIV, 224
  • Number of Illustrations 10 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Creativity and Arts Education
    Literacy
    Sociolinguistics
    Learning & Instruction
    Technology and Digital Education
  • Buy this book on publisher's site