Wednesday, May 11, 2005
'In The Early World'
Best book on creative teaching
For those interested in this book I can do no more than share what is written about it on the New Zealand Council for Educational Research site.
‘Although ‘In the Early World’ was first published in the 60s it is as relevant now as was then. Integrated curriculum, values education, the arts, inquiry learning, philosophy, and creative thinking are all part of the story told in this remarkable book.
New Zealand’s reputation for innovative and creative education has depended on the courage and wisdom of teachers like Elwyn Richardson. ‘In the early world’ is a story about teaching told by a teacher who believed passionately that creative teaching and intellectual growth are inextricably linked.
‘It is timely in the 21st Century to recapture teaching as an art. ‘In the Early World’ inspires teachers to take risks and to contemplate values and philosophies as central to the learning – teaching process and to adapt prescribed curriculum to the children’s own desire to explore and create’.
‘In The Early World’ is one of the great books about New Zealand education and is unique in presenting creativity at the centre of children’s learning.’
Available NZCER ISBN 1-877140-80-X NZ$22.00
I would love to learn of other New Zealand great books about education? Any thoughts?
Or people you think great NZ educators - past or present.