Cypcore 7 Creativity

CYPOP7 Promote creativity and creative learning in young children
CYPOP7 – 1 Understand the concepts of creativity and creative learning and how these affect all aspects of young children’s learning and development
CYPOP7 - 1.1 Analyse the differences between creative learning and creativity
Creativity consists of traditional creative arts and the development of imagination. It is about risk taking and making connections, allowing children to explore, express themselves and develop their imagination through a variety of media or materials including dance, music, making things, model making, sewing, crafts, drawing, painting, role play and small world play.   Being creative is strongly linked to play and can emerge through a child being absorbed in their own actions, imagination and ideas. Children can explore their emotions and it is only partly about producing an end product as it is more about children enjoying the process and learning from it.
The definition of the four characteristics of creativity:
1. Thinking or behaving imaginatively
2. The imaginative activity is purposeful; it is directed to achieving an objective
3. These processes must generate something original
4. The outcome must be of value in relation to the objective.
Creativity is useful for many reasons, developing confidence, developing good relationships, finding our strengths and weaknesses, developing communication, team work, concentration, developing imagination and learning to problem solve. It helps us to discover more about ourselves, teaches us what our talents and strengths are, who we are, what we love and what we can give to others.  
Creative Learning
Creative learning is about how children are actively involved in their own learning and ability to make choices and decisions. This can be achieved through providing a creative environment allowing exploration through play and praising creative efforts.
Creative learning is seen to enable social skills, team...