Children's Creativity and STEM Inquiry Projects

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Karen Murcia


Inquiry and creativity in STEM are essential for developing adaptive and innovative thinking skills. These skills and ways of learning can be nurtured in young children as teachers navigate and bring together play and intentional teaching. Evidence of these mutually enriching pedagogies and early learning practices is presented in this paper, as rich descriptive vignettes. The included critical reflection on the early years practice, through the lens of the A to E of Creativity Framework, aims to enrich our understanding of creative inquiry in STEM and provide transferable strategies for a range of learning environments.

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Murcia, K. (2022). Children’s Creativity and STEM Inquiry Projects. Asia Research Network Journal of Education, 2(3), 118–126. Retrieved from


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