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Creative Methodology for the Language Classroom

Course description

Course overview and purpose:
The course aims at building in participants a deeper understanding of how creative thinking works, and what environments hinder and what foster creativity. This understanding will inform participants’ decisions regarding setting up, managing and evaluating creative tasks. Participants will also be trained to adapt, develop and use a variety of creative language tasks and use resources conscientiously and purposefully to support language learning.
The above aims result in a very practice-oriented approach, which calls for course members’ active participation; they will take part in interactive input sessions and classroom demonstrations, they will reflect on the demonstrations in terms of the contents of the input sessions as well as their own practice, and discuss these with other group members. They will also adapt and create creative tasks, share them, discuss them and perfect them. They will run one of the creative activities they have created or adapted. These learning activities will be done as a variety of individual, pair and group tasks.

Learning outcomes:
At the completion of the course, participants will be able to …

  • tell if a given task triggers creative thinking or not
  • add the essential element of creativity through the creative thinking gap to regular language exercises and activities
  • tell in a given classroom situation which creative thinking role students are performing well in and which not, and how to help them with the role they are weak at
  • adapt, make and set appropriate, meaningful and creative language tasks that match, use and foster creative thinking roles in learners
  • create a classroom environment that makes it possible for learners to perform to their full potentials in the creative thinking roles
  • use a variety of resources for creating and setting relevant and engaging language tasks that foster learner creativity
  • make decisions regarding evaluating student’s performance in creative tasks that do not stifle creativity in learners but forester it
  • reflect on their practice and find ways in which they can enrich it with more creative approaches both for their learners and for themselves

Admission information

  • Language : English
  • Language level prerequisites : B2 or above
  • Duration : One week
  • Audience :

    Language teachers

  • General prerequisites :

    No specific requirements

  • Maximum number of participants : 16
  • Minimum advance reservation : 12 weeks

Available dates

Padova (Italy)

  • 13.03.2022 - 20.03.2022 - To be confirmed
  • 12.06.2022 - 19.06.2022 - To be confirmed
  • 02.10.2022 - 09.10.2022 - To be confirmed

Sessions will be confirmed only when the minimum number of participants is reached.

In case your school wishes to send more than 6 participants together to the same course, we may evaluate the possibility to offer an extra session only for you (and in this case, we would be pleased to evaluate your proposal for fixed dates).

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