Mythic Understanding and the Foundation Phase
Using Egan’s Imaginative Approach to Teaching: In this article Sue Lyle explores some of the practical implications of Kieran Egan’s imaginative approach to teaching outlined by Rod Cunningham. The focus for this issue is the Mythic framework and how it can be applied to children between the ages of 3-7 (The Foundation Phase and Key Stage 1 in England; The Foundation Stage in Wales 3-7). In the next issue she will look at Romantic Understanding with the 8-13 age group.
Mythic and Heroic Imaginations and how to use them in teachi
Rod Cunningham explains the ideas of Kieran Egan, one of the world’s foremost thinkers on creative education.
A Fresh Look at Boredom
We might assume that boredom is a bad thing. Time on our hands and lack of activity must be a waste of time. In this article Teresa Belton considers how boredom has its uses and can actually be seen as a means of developing creativity.