Wednesday 24 June 2015
1730 - 2030 UK time | British Council, 10 Spring Gardens, London, SW1A 2BN, UK
London + LIVE ONLINE
A global British Council publication launch: Creativity in the English language classroom
Creativity in teaching and learning: what, why, how?
Speaker sessions and a panel discussion broadcast live from London
'Creativity extends right across all age-ranges, all levels of competence, all teaching contexts and all geographical regions. And it applies equally to teachers as well as learners. Creativity is universal, though its manifestations may be specific and local.' - Alan Maley.
Do teachers need to be creative? What stops us from being creative? How can we and our students become more creative?
Join this highly practical, interactive seminar to discover small changes that can make a big difference to creativity in the classroom. Two speaker sessions will provide successful activities and real-life examples to inspire creative teaching and learning.
Participants will be invited to write, draw and create their way through the event. We will also be joined by an artist, illustrating thoughts and ideas as they arise. Then, join a global discussion forum live online and in person, to put forward questions about creative learning, teaching practice and methodology. Send in your questions in advance, using Twitter #ELTcreativity.
This seminar launches a new publication for English language teachers, Creativity in the English language classroom. All participants will receive access to the brand new resource book, which shares many practical procedures for using creativity to enhance language learning with your students.
Register your place here to participate online or in person in London.
|17.30 - 18.00||Welcome reception (London)|
|18.00 - 18.15||Welcome address and how to make the most of attending|
|18.15 - 18.30||
An introduction to creativity: the what, the why, the how - Alan Maley
|18.30 - 19.10||
Creative teaching, creative learning - Marisa Constantinides
|19.10 - 19.30||Special guest speaker to be confirmed|
|19.30 - 20.00||Forum on creative learning, teaching practice and methodology - Alan Maley|
|(Chair) joined by a panel of practitioners and leading thinkers|
|20.00 - 20.05||Closing address and thanks|
|20.05 - 20.30||Networking reception (London)|
Who is this seminar for?
As 'creativity extends right across all age-ranges, all levels of competence, all teaching contexts and all geographical regions' this seminar is suitable for teachers of all levels of experience and contexts. Teachers around the world can participate online via live-stream. (Teachers in the UK can also attend in person.)
Creative teaching, creative learning, with Marisa Constantinides
The potential for creative thinking is present in all learners. Marisa's presentation aims to point out opportunities for making this part of our design including activities that have the potential of developing the different facets of this composite aspect of human intellect.
Creative thinking (alias ‘divergent production’) facilitates problem solving; enhancing creative thinking potential can facilitate discovery learning as well as enhance language acquisition.
In this interactive presentation Marisa will demonstrate a number of language activities encouraging different aspects of divergent production, singly and in combination.
Alan Maley has been involved in ELT for over 50 years. He worked with the British Council in Yugoslavia, Ghana, Italy, France, China, India (1962-88) before taking over as Director-General of the Bell Educational Trust, Cambridge (1988-93). He then worked in university posts in Singapore (1993-98), Thailand (1999-2004), Malaysia and Vietnam (2004-2011). He is now a freelance consultant and writer. He has published over 50 books and numerous articles. He is a past President of IATEFL and recipient of the ELTons Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. He is a co-funder of the C group (http://thecreativitygroup.weebly.com/)
Marisa Constantinides studied Applied Linguistics at the University of Reading and has been a TEFL Teacher Educator, ELT writer and conference speaker for more than 20 years. She is the Director of CELT Athens and trains teachers face-to-face and online on a variety of teacher courses, including the CELTA and DELTA. She also regularly volunteers on TESOL Electronic Village Online (EVO) workshops, moderates #ELTchat every week and blogs on TEFL Matters, her main blog. She has published books for Young Learners, using literary texts, and numerous articles on teaching, learning and educational technology.
Places are free of charge, but limited.
If you have any special requirements, including those related to access, dietary requirements, use of the multi-faith space, or communication support, please contact a member of the team who will be happy to assist: email@example.com
As the UK’s principal cultural relations organisation the British Council is strongly committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. Find out more on our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion site.
The British Council Seminar Series takes place across the UK, including once a month in London. The seminars are intended to provoke debate and discussion on current issues in English Language teaching and can contribute to the continuing professional development of English Language teachers based in, or visiting, the United Kingdom.
Every seminar is free of charge and includes the opportunity to network with fellow ELT practitioners.
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