Importance Of Creativity In Social Care

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CREATIVITY AND ARTS IN SOCIAL CARE INTRODUCTION The aim of this essay is to discuss creativity and arts and its impact in the social care setting. In subsequent paragraphs in the essay, we would be defining creativity, identify the varying concepts, giving an outline of the differences of these concepts, and explore the outlook of creativity in persons, the role of different arts and expression of creativity on a service users/participants, and finally relating these subject areas to its impact on the social care worker. This paper would be reflecting on how creative arts aids in forming outstanding personalities, and ensuring a better standard of living for both social care givers and their service users. WHAT IS CREATIVITY? In defining Creativity, Franken (1993) refers to the use of imagination or original ideas to create something; it is the tendency to generate ideas, alternatives, or possibilities that may be useful in solving problems, communicating with others, and entertaining ourselves and others. Creativity and…show more content…
Creative activities help to form relationships with young people, as an intervention for young people. It is through relationship building that a social care worker performs the many tasks of care, teaching, learning, dealing with challenging behavior, managing stress. For the social care student, creative arts provides opportunities for self awareness since they have to express themselves in new and often challenging ways (Lyon 1998). For the purpose of this essay, we would be reflecting on the role of creativity and arts in the following areas; Music, Dance, Literature, Visual arts, Two And Three Dimensional Representations, Imaginative play and drama. The followings areas discussed are not primarily referring to the young adult or kids alone, the elderly ones in care homes to benefit from such
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