Professional experience

Professional experience

Are you a nursery nurse or a teacher responsible for children aged 3 to 11 years? Then it might interest you to know what other professionals have learned when working with Creative Learning. You will find increased concentration levels and intelligence, when using stimulating activities with creative materials here.

Hanne, Teacher and author

Chicken farm


An interdisciplinary school project for 9-year-olds.

'In this interdisciplinary course my overall aim was to give the children an insight into the life and needs of animals. For example how we as humans benefit from certain animals; how we use the cow's milk, the hen's eggs and the meat from the pig. The children made their own observations on the farm we visited and they have been reading books, seeing films and completing small exercises. Additionally...'

 


 

Margit, Nursery nurse

Sensory motor skills in the nursery


Gluing light feather down onto card birds - a sensory motor project.

'For the little ones, participating was an especially great sensory experience. The children learned about the consistency as well as the effect of the glue, and how light feather down feels and how easily it can fly by gently blowing. Meanwhile, I took the opportunity to talk to the children about the birds and the colours. That the shapes of the birds was already punched out was a great advantage as children of that age....'

 


 

Allis, Nursery nurse

2-3-year-olds sensory motor skills


Fingerpaint for the very young ones - a sensory motor project.

'During an activity like finger painting I make a point of only having a small group of children in the workshop at any one time, so I have the best conditions for concentrating during the process. I talk to each child about the feeling and the effect of having paint on your hands, the sound of splashing, the differences in colours; and in this case also the shapes of the masks'.

 


 

Lone Hede, Kindergarden supervisor

Children testing "Funny Friends" 3-6-year-olds


We are testing a classroom kit for creativity according to 3-6-year-olds own imagination.

Look what the very young children made when they were allowed to decide for themselves and read the kindergarten supervisors professional account. Children are spontaneous and have an exquisite ability to use their imagination. Adults, on the other hand are often hampered by our well-developed knowledge, limiting our experimental impuls.
 


 

Lone, Year 2 primary school teacher

Children testing "Funny Friends" 8-year-olds


We are paying tribute to the 8-year-olds own imagination and are testing the classroom kit with mixed materials. 

See how many different things children in this age group accomplished from the contents when they were allowed to decide for themselves.

'The classroom kit is ideal for making figures, and the springs were especially popular among the children, enabling the figures to jump. I would say it was a positive experience that the children hardly....'
 


 

Lissie Nygaard, Year 5 primary school teacher

Children testing "Funny Friends" 11-year-olds


See what the 11-year-olds accomplished from the contents when they were allowed to decide for themselves.

'The 11-year-olds are so sensitive to each other that they often aim for the same goals. To see what they can really get out of their imagination, I think it is important to distribute the materials from the classroom kit between them in divided groups, so that some get the balls, others the coils etc. That being said, I see great opportunities in strengthening the impact of compulsory education...' 
 


 

Tina Ovesen, Teacher

How a school contributed to the public social debate using creativity


When art and social debate are on the school curriculum.

The Bifrost school is a Danish school which focuses on community-related education. Therefore, the school participated in a large-scale event in 2013 leading up to the CSR Awards that year. The school's students were given roles in the project. The Year 8-9 had the responsibility of project leaders, whilst the Year 3-7 were.....