Analyse Difference Between Creative Learning and Creativity

1.1 – Analyse the differences between creative learning and creativity.

Creative learning is about how children are actively involved in their own learning and ability to make choices and decisions and how to problem solve. This can be achieved through providing a creative environment allowing exploration through play and praising creative efforts.
Creativity is about risk taking and making connections, allowing children to explore and express themselves through a variety of media or materials including, dance, music, making things, drawing, painting and make believe and to make new things emerge as a result. Being creative is strongly linked to play and can emerge through a child being absorbed in their own actions and ideas.
Creativity is often more about the process, rather than the actual product. The creative process is useful for many reasons, developing confidence in ourselves, developing good relationships, finding out what talents and strengths we have. The creative process helps us by teaching us about who we are what we love and what we can give to others.

Being involved in creative activities is fun and absorbing for children. It suggests it helps children to have positive experiences and develop important characteristics and abilities like;

: Appreciation of different ways of looking at the world and surroundings.
: Collaboration- being keen to work together.
: Communication and language - developing better communication through talking, listening writing or pictures.
: Concentration- focusing on what they are doing.
: Developing good relationships – working together and making new friends.
: Discipline – developing self control through a requirement to practice (for example such as playing a musical instrument, needs practice)
: Emotional intelligence – being able to express emotions.
: Empathy – understanding what it can feel like being someone else (like being someone else through role play, drama activities)
: Imagination –...