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ERIC Number: EJ1127396
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2322-1291
Creativity in Language Teaching
Richards, Jack C.
Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, v1 n3 p19-43 Oct 2013
One quality among the many that characterize effective teachers is the ability to bring a creative disposition to teaching. In second language teaching, creativity has also been linked to levels of attainment in language learning. Many of the language tasks favored by contemporary language teaching methods are believed to release creativity in learners -- particularly those involving student-centred, interaction-based, and open-ended elements. Drawing on teacher narratives and conversations with teachers, the notion of creativity in language teaching is explored from three different perspectives: 1. "the qualities creative teachers possess." 2. "how teachers apply creativity in their teaching." 3. "how creativity can be supported in the school." Examples illustrate how creative teachers' conceptualize their approaches to teaching.
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