Teaching through creativity

Teaching through creativity

Working with creative materials is a strong motivator for many children. Additionally, research has proven that you can enhance children's intelligence through specific, creative activities.

Teaching through creativity

Creativity as an extra tool in lessons
 

Working with creative materials is a strong motivator for many children. Additionally, research has proven that you can enhance children's intelligence through specific, creative activities. We have therefore found it natural to develop ideas for enhancing intelligence based on our product range.

We call these ideas Creative Learning. They are presented with step-by-step instructions and target children from 3-11 years old in accordance with the theory that an educated person is made up from intelligence in several areas. There are, in fact, a total of ten according to our source, Jørn Martin Steenhold, who is a futurist and has a Master's degree in education.

It is the actual processes which are the source of the stimulation. So you can freely customise the ideas according to your own teaching themes. Please note the number stated on each idea. It indicates the age at which we think children have the motor skills and the mental ability to master the idea.

You will find 'Creative Learning' here on our website. There is free access to all of the specially prepared ideas. You will also learn about other primary school and kindergarten teachers' positive experiences when they include creativity in the lessons.

Ten intelligences can be developed and enhanced

Theoretically, intelligence is not just measured on intellectual understanding. Intelligence is a much broader concept which includes education, self-perception, social skills, the ability to perceive, remember, adapt, resonate, classify, philosophise, etc. With this in mind, ten intelligences can be stimulated through creativity:
 

- Image-wise
- Life-wise
- Intuition-wise
- Me-wise
- Body-wise
- Music-wise
- Nature-wise
- Word-wise
- Group-wise
- Numbers-wise

The Source of Creative Learning

Theoretically, intelligence is not just measured on the capacity of intellectual understanding. Intelligence is a much broader concept which includes education, self-perception, social skills, the ability to perceive, remember, adapt, resonate, classify, philosophise, etc. Bearing this in mind, our source for Creative Learning, Jørn Martin Steenhold, points out that ten intelligences can actually be stimulated in three to eleven-year-old children through creative projects.

Creative learning - symbol explanation

The numbers indicate the age at which children have the mental and motor skills to master the described idea or process.
Creative learning is a free educational tool for Nursery supervisors, teachers and parents. Download up to 100 printable instructions in this category from our website and read more about how the stimulation of each intelligence is defined. A lot of projects enhance more than just one intelligence.