Maximising Creativity takes on eight new Creative Problem-Solving tools and provides support to facilitate teachers to incorporate the new tools into their classroom teaching. ErlyBirds have included two small “new-knowledge” sections and two CPS tools in each of the four, 120-minute sessions.
These workshops focus on active participation, where teachers collaborate on lesson-ideas incorporating the newly acquired CPS tools. The PLC focus allows for intrinsic learning and reflection on each teacher’s pedagogy. CPS aims for a diversity of teaching styles – considering creative and practical learning preferences.
This course is focused on embedding the core policies of CAPS with aims that are expected to equip pupils with the necessary skills to approach their learning. If pupils are required “to be able to use critical and creative thinking” as prescribed by the curriculum (DBE, 2012:4), it implies that teachers are expected to specifically teach these skills to the pupils.
Maximising Creativity is accredited through SACE and earns 15 CPTD points.