Hi, you can evaluate
by looking at what active participation is, what creativity is and how not being judgmental or discriminative opens up opportunities for children to take part xx
If you have a level 3 handbook there is good reading for active participation under the unit title CYP 3.7
you can search the amazon preview using 'active participation
As an example, consider how each child's creativity is unique. Interests maybe shared eg. cars, animals, paint, sand. But the way in which these toys and resources are used may well differ depending on the child, where the child is, how they're feeling, who is with them and what's being said through verbal and body language. If a child wishes to play with lorries in the sand and they're encouraged, their creativity can flourish as they might go on to build pathways, roads with signs and flags, parking areas with drive-in rules, tunnels ... If a setting feels this is a less appropriate way to express creativity and prefers to have children mark make with paint, dance, sing, cook, model & sculpt with clay, craft with glue and paper the child wanting sand & lorries will not have the opportunity to invent, design and see out their creative ideas in a way they currently finding most engaging.
CYPOP 7 - google search
- Promote creativity and creative learning in young children
Hands on learning theory - first hand experiences
; is a way of working that recognises an individual’s right to participate in the activities and relationships of everyday life as independently as possible; the individual is regarded as an active partner in their own care or support, rather than a passive recipient.
sense of well-being
sense of purpose
stimulation – physical and mental.
Barriers taking part include
lack of opportunity
lack of events
lack of staff
unwillingness of participants
lack of confidence
Ways of encouraging participation include:
discussion and encouragement with the individual
providing useful information
using friends and family to encourage
ensuring appropriate activities
highlighting the benefits of the activity