Creative Teaching & Learning

Mobilising the Power of Imagination

Through reading, students can be transported through time and space, and the beauty of books is often in the imagination of the reader. Author James Hartley shows us how to use creative writing activities to encourage to students to imagine and invent new stories and worlds.

Since I can remember, books have been friends to me. My biggest goal for my own books, a series for teenagers based on Shakespeare’s plays, was to inspire in young readers this same feeling. I wanted to conjure up worlds my readers could get lost in, which would transport them through time and space, and which would captivate them and entertain them.

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