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Being a performing arts teacher plays a significant role in helping young people develop their creative skills for the workplace. Whether they move into an arts career or something entirely different, creativity is an valuable trait to have.
If you want to inspire creative thinking in the classroom, a nurturing environment is key. Our PGCE in Education 14+ (Art, Creative Practice and Performance) course covers all the essential pedagogy strategies to enable visual thinking in students, and provides you with a nationally-recognised master’s level qualification.
Our course aims to help you inspire and motivate others, delving deeper into best approach and practice. Here are some of the methods we encourage.
1. Giving students enough time to reflect
Having enough time to think and conceptualise is important if you want your students to progress. Creativity is a process, and thoughts and ideas need time to develop. Always revisit concepts to see how your students may have evolved.
2. Brainstorming to improve creativity
Group brainstorming is a fantastic confidence-builder. Make sure your class is inclusive, and create opportunities for both extroverted and introverted students to share ideas. Brainstorming in smaller groups is just as key, as it allows different dynamics to come into play.
3. Encourage and reward new ideas
Create a supportive learning environment so your students feel encouraged, nurtured, and rewarded when they contribute. Allow for freedom of expression as often as possible, and treat all contributions and suggestions with acceptance.
4. Don’t just focus on your subject area
Creativity doesn’t just come from one place, so make sure you draw from experiences outside of the classroom. Discuss a range of arts and other relevant topics, and have meaningful conversations about politics, current affairs, media or social issues.
If you would like to find out more about qualifying as a performing arts teacher, visit our PGCE M in Education 14+ (Art, Creative Practice and Performance) course page. At the University of Bolton we put our students first, and that is why we are offering a 2020 master’s bursary to get you started on your journey.
Having been voted No.1 in the North West for Student Satisfaction for the past three years (Complete University Guide in 2021, 2020 and 2019), we can guarantee an unparalleled course experience. We are also Top 5 in the UK for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide in 2021 and 2020), so there is nowhere better to study for your PGCE than Bolton University.
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