Creativity is an essential skill and its development and support are particularly valuable in early childhood because children preschool experiences have a strong impact on future skills. The COVID-19 pandemic has undermined any educational system around the world and the term “creativity” for educators and practitioners has become synonymous with the search for alternative strategies for being able to reach children in some ways. This study aims to explore the state of the art of the literature on creativity published in these months of the pandemic (from January to August 2020) in order to try to identify alternative opportunities and ways of educating. The search yielded 6 relevant articles that include both the keywords “creativity” and “COVID-19” or “coronavirus”. These are investigated in qualitative terms to analyze the texts to find commonalities and traces that allow us to make some initial considerations of the impact of COVID-19 on creativity, especially for early childhood education. Three articles are considered “generic” on the situation, two are considered “specific” on education and one article is “focused” on early childhood. Creativity can be found within the different ways people try to positively react to this emergency. In the educational field, the literature on the pandemic and creativity has left space only for distance learning and, in the case of very young children, play with open-ended games seems to be a way to be creative and process this situation. The analysis of the results illustrates still premature literature, which needs further study and consideration. It also highlights that creativity is a constant element that characterizes every individual and every daily life, even in situations of greatest discomfort.
Villa, F., & Guerra, M. (2020). An initial review of the literature on creativity and Covid-19 pandemic: Implications and propositions for alternative ways of educating. Intervento presentato a: Early Childhood Education Online Conference:14-16 October 2020, online.
|Citazione:||Villa, F., & Guerra, M. (2020). An initial review of the literature on creativity and Covid-19 pandemic: Implications and propositions for alternative ways of educating. Intervento presentato a: Early Childhood Education Online Conference:14-16 October 2020, online.|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||No|
|Titolo:||An initial review of the literature on creativity and Covid-19 pandemic: Implications and propositions for alternative ways of educating|
|Autori:||Villa, F; Guerra, M|
VILLA, FEDERICA VALERIA (Corresponding)
GUERRA, MONICA (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Nome del convegno:||Early Childhood Education Online Conference:14-16 October 2020|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||02 - Intervento a convegno|