Product reviews for The Artful Educator

MBR Bookwatch: June 2017
Sue Cowley is a writer, presenter and teacher trainer, and the author of more than 25 books on education. In “The Artful Educator: Imaginative, Innovative and Creative Approaches to Teaching” she draws upon her years of experience and expertise to explain and demonstrate how classroom teachers can become artists, sculptors, actors, dancers, musicians, playwrights, poets, designers and directors, no matter which subject or age group they happen to be teaching.

The artful educator paints the air with ideas and weaves magic with words. They aren't afraid of a little risk, or of planning and delivering lessons a little differently. Learn how to be more creative, experimental, playful and imaginative in the methods you use to manage your classroom, and in the myriad ways in which you help your students to learn.

“The Artful Educator” reveals what an artful attitude to education looks like, with plenty of practical, real-life ideas for artful teaching and learning. Offering inspiring examples of how colleagues in a range of settings, from early years to secondary and further education, are already using artful approaches in their classrooms, “The Artful Educator” shows how to engage with an artful side, reinvigorate an approach to teaching and inspire both teachers and their students with the pure joy of learning.

Getting artful can involve borrowing techniques from the arts to use in teaching, getting learners hands-on with creating artworks themselves and also engaging learners with great existing works of art, cultivating the cultural capital that comes from this in the process.

Critique: Thoroughly -˜reader friendly' in organization and presentation, packed from cover to cover with practical suggestions specifically designed to inspire classroom teachers to take creative risks with students of all ages, “The Artful Educator” is ideal instructional resource for trainees, NQTs and experienced teachers alike. Simply stated, “The Artful Educator” is very highly recommended for school district, college, and university library Teacher Education collections as well as the personal reading lists of student teachers and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject.
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