publication . Article . 2018

Fostering inquiry and creativity in early years STEM education: policy recommendations from the Creative Little Scientists Project

Stylianidou, Fani; Glauert, Esme; Rossis, Dimitris; Compton, Ashley; Cremin, Teresa; Craft, Anna; Havu-Nututinen, Sari;
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  • Published: 06 Sep 2018 Journal: European Journal of STEM Education, volume 3 (eissn: 2468-4368, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Lectito BV
Abstract
<i>Creative Little Scientists</i> was a 30-month (2011-2014) EU/FP7-funded research project focusing on the synergies between early years science and mathematics education and the development of children’s creativity, in response to increasing interest in these areas in European educational policy. Using a variety of methods, including desk research, a teacher survey and classroom-based fieldwork, the research provided insights into whether and how children’s creativity is fostered and appropriate learning outcomes, including children’s interest, emerge. Based on these and ongoing collaboration and dialogue with participants and other stakeholders the project pr...
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free text keywords: Comparative research, Education policy, Mathematics education, Mathematics, Desk, Science education, Pedagogy, Teacher education, Conceptual framework, Creativity, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Data collection, LB1501, Q1, QA
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