Written for the creative studies module in Social Care, Early Childhood, and Community Development courses at HETAC and degree level.

Structure of the book provides students with a comprehensive overview of best practice in the field:

  • Part 1 introduces the theory behind using the creative arts 
  • Part 2 describes the practical use of the creative arts 
  • Part 3 details creative activities for use in practice • 

Highlights the use of various creative activities as a tool or intervention within a variety of social care, early childhood or community settings

Explores the benefits of engaging in creative activities, such as:

  • Relationship development 
  • Meeting new people 
  • Learning through play 
  • Becoming more self-aware 
  • Means of personal expression 
  • Means of communication 
  • Having fun • 

Facilitates skills-based learning, while also preparing the student for working as part of a multidisciplinary team. Details many testimonials and case studies from practitioners within the fields of social care and youth work, demonstrating the use and benefits of creative activities

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ISBN/EAN 9780717147687
Author Denise Lyons
Publisher Gill Education
Imprint Gill Education Tertiary
Publication date 20 Oct 2005
Format Paperback
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Creative Studies For The Caring Professions

A unique new Irish text providing an introduction to the theory underpinning the practice of using the creative arts as a tool or intervention in various social care and community scenarios.

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