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Chris Fuller<br />Thinking about creativity<br />
Issues in English education system<br /><ul><li>Motivation
Behaviour
Choice of easier subjects for GCSE
Lack of independence when pupils arrive at KS5</li></ul>	- No capability for research<br />ORthinking for themselves<br />...
Lack of challenge in MFL</li></li></ul><li>In this session<br />Recentchanges in approach<br />Creating a spontaneousenvir...
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills<br /><ul><li>Emphasisondevelopingskills</li></ul>	- “Personal Learning and ThinkingS...
Desirefortheteachernottobe at theheart of EVERYTHING</li></li></ul><li>Personal Learning and Thinking Skills<br />
Isabelle Jones<br />www.twitter.com/icpjones<br />www.isabellejones.blogspot.com<br />
Isabelle Jones<br />www.pltsinmfl.wikispaces.com<br />
withthanks to Isabelle Jones<br />
Thinking about our “thinkers”<br />
Creating a spontaneous environment<br />
Creating the space<br />How many people can pupils talk to EASILY in your current room?<br /><ul><li> table layout
 performing opportunities?</li></li></ul><li>
Wall support<br />What is going to provide reassurance to our pupils? <br /><ul><li> do we let them study our displays?
what do we think about errors?
what do wewantthemtobethinkingabout?</li></li></ul><li>Props<br />other ideas?<br /><ul><li> cardboard TV?
 wigs?
 masks?</li></li></ul><li>Rewards<br />How do we reward our pupils who are prepared to embrace spontaneity?<br /><ul><li> ...
 pupil elected teacher of the lesson
postcards home?</li></li></ul><li>No right answer<br />
Thinking of the task<br />Can you be creative when you can only achieve a right / wrong answer?<br /><ul><li> open ended, ...
 need for room to debate / present arguments</li></li></ul><li>Language of Speculation<br />What do our pupils want to be ...
can be colloquial
developing during the years
 needs planning into SoW
the art of circumlocution</li></li></ul><li>No wrong answers<br />
Sort through the cards + build up the case for each argument.<br /><ul><li>¿España?
¿El extranjero?</li></ul>Your answer must be based on the information given. FIND YOUR EVIDENCE! Write down your conclusio...
©Neil Jones<br />
Las Islas Canarias<br />Las Islas Canarias forman parte del Estado Español.<br />©Neil Jones<br />
Mysteries<br />
Reading Images<br />Who?Where?<br />Why?<br />What has just happened?What is about to happen?<br />Why?<br />
©Rachel Hawkes<br />  ¿Quéva a pasarahora?<br />¿Dóndeestamos?<br /> ¿Quéacaba de pasar?<br />¿Qué o quién hay en la foto?...
Odd One Out<br />
Living graphs<br />
Predictions<br />
Predictions – www.wordle.net<br />
Predictions<br />Preparation in schoolsSchools are seen as being at the forefront of preparations for London 2012. They ar...
What’s the question?<br />1999<br />Freud<br />
Twist the question round<br />What would not happen if...?<br />What did you not do last weekend?<br />
Word precision<br />What is your ideal classroom like?<br />ANSWER IN ONLY 7 WORDS!<br />
Pupil bingo<br />Importance of fun even at higher levels!<br />
Working with other departments<br />
Whatcouldwe do withflags?<br />Flags<br />colours<br />geographicalneighbours<br />art- createtheirown<br />creativewritin...
Which major country in South America is not in dark blue? Why?<br />Where abouts in the continent is it?<br />
Climatezones<br />
Development<br />
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  1. 1. Chris Fuller<br />Thinking about creativity<br />
  2. 2. Issues in English education system<br /><ul><li>Motivation
  3. 3. Behaviour
  4. 4. Choice of easier subjects for GCSE
  5. 5. Lack of independence when pupils arrive at KS5</li></ul> - No capability for research<br />ORthinking for themselves<br /><ul><li>Tasks inappropriate
  6. 6. Lack of challenge in MFL</li></li></ul><li>In this session<br />Recentchanges in approach<br />Creating a spontaneousenvironment<br />Thinking of thetask<br />Workingwithotherdepartments<br />Addingtheinternationaldimension<br />What´syournextstep?<br />
  7. 7. Personal Learning and Thinking Skills<br /><ul><li>Emphasisondevelopingskills</li></ul> - “Personal Learning and ThinkingSkills” (PLTS)<br /><ul><li>Attemptstoallowourpupilstobecreative
  8. 8. Desirefortheteachernottobe at theheart of EVERYTHING</li></li></ul><li>Personal Learning and Thinking Skills<br />
  9. 9. Isabelle Jones<br />www.twitter.com/icpjones<br />www.isabellejones.blogspot.com<br />
  10. 10. Isabelle Jones<br />www.pltsinmfl.wikispaces.com<br />
  11. 11. withthanks to Isabelle Jones<br />
  12. 12.
  13. 13. Thinking about our “thinkers”<br />
  14. 14. Creating a spontaneous environment<br />
  15. 15. Creating the space<br />How many people can pupils talk to EASILY in your current room?<br /><ul><li> table layout
  16. 16. performing opportunities?</li></li></ul><li>
  17. 17. Wall support<br />What is going to provide reassurance to our pupils? <br /><ul><li> do we let them study our displays?
  18. 18. what do we think about errors?
  19. 19. what do wewantthemtobethinkingabout?</li></li></ul><li>Props<br />other ideas?<br /><ul><li> cardboard TV?
  20. 20. wigs?
  21. 21. masks?</li></li></ul><li>Rewards<br />How do we reward our pupils who are prepared to embrace spontaneity?<br /><ul><li> stickers
  22. 22. pupil elected teacher of the lesson
  23. 23. postcards home?</li></li></ul><li>No right answer<br />
  24. 24. Thinking of the task<br />Can you be creative when you can only achieve a right / wrong answer?<br /><ul><li> open ended, not transactional
  25. 25. need for room to debate / present arguments</li></li></ul><li>Language of Speculation<br />What do our pupils want to be able to express in languages?<br /><ul><li> argumentative attitudes
  26. 26. can be colloquial
  27. 27. developing during the years
  28. 28. needs planning into SoW
  29. 29. the art of circumlocution</li></li></ul><li>No wrong answers<br />
  30. 30. Sort through the cards + build up the case for each argument.<br /><ul><li>¿España?
  31. 31. ¿El extranjero?</li></ul>Your answer must be based on the information given. FIND YOUR EVIDENCE! Write down your conclusions in full in English. <br />©Neil Jones<br />
  32. 32. ©Neil Jones<br />
  33. 33. Las Islas Canarias<br />Las Islas Canarias forman parte del Estado Español.<br />©Neil Jones<br />
  34. 34. Mysteries<br />
  35. 35. Reading Images<br />Who?Where?<br />Why?<br />What has just happened?What is about to happen?<br />Why?<br />
  36. 36. ©Rachel Hawkes<br /> ¿Quéva a pasarahora?<br />¿Dóndeestamos?<br /> ¿Quéacaba de pasar?<br />¿Qué o quién hay en la foto?<br />¿Qué no se puedever?<br />¿Cuándo se hizo la foto?<br />¿Qué se puedever?<br />
  37. 37. Odd One Out<br />
  38. 38. Living graphs<br />
  39. 39. Predictions<br />
  40. 40. Predictions – www.wordle.net<br />
  41. 41. Predictions<br />Preparation in schoolsSchools are seen as being at the forefront of preparations for London 2012. They are encouraged to participate in all aspects of the preparations. The stress on sport comes at a time when schools are encouraged to pay ever greater attention to all aspects of diet, nutrition and exercise. The number of obese children is increasing and fewer children are engaging with sports on a long-term basis. For schools, the question is how they can take advantage of the different opportunities being presented to them. Cash will probably have to be sought for specific projects. Headteachers will need to consider potential requirements in their schools and be prepared to act quickly once an announcement of any new programmes is made. Linking with the new education programme being put forward by London 2012 will help. For the past year the London 2012 Committee has been working with schools to create a programme which meets all their needs, thereby linking the Olympics in all areas of the curriculum, not just sport.<br />http://www.teachingexpertise.com/articles/2012-olympics-promoting-primary-pe-5312<br />
  42. 42. What’s the question?<br />1999<br />Freud<br />
  43. 43. Twist the question round<br />What would not happen if...?<br />What did you not do last weekend?<br />
  44. 44. Word precision<br />What is your ideal classroom like?<br />ANSWER IN ONLY 7 WORDS!<br />
  45. 45. Pupil bingo<br />Importance of fun even at higher levels!<br />
  46. 46. Working with other departments<br />
  47. 47. Whatcouldwe do withflags?<br />Flags<br />colours<br />geographicalneighbours<br />art- createtheirown<br />creativewriting- describe yourkingdom<br />
  48. 48. Which major country in South America is not in dark blue? Why?<br />Where abouts in the continent is it?<br />
  49. 49. Climatezones<br />
  50. 50.
  51. 51. Development<br />
  52. 52. Population density and development<br />
  53. 53. Development<br />
  54. 54. What is your Spanish department working on?<br />thankstoNeil Jones, www.mfljones.wordpress.com<br />
  55. 55. Poetry and drama<br />thankstoNeil Jones, www.mfljones.wordpress.com<br />
  56. 56. thankstoNeil Jones, www.mfljones.wordpress.com<br />
  57. 57. What do youcoverthatotherdepartmentsmightmention?<br />
  58. 58. Going global<br />
  59. 59. International links<br />www.globalgateway.org.uk<br />
  60. 60. International links<br />www.etwinning.net<br />
  61. 61. Chris Fuller<br />Thinking about creativity<br />www.chrisfuller.typepad.com<br />@chrisfullerisms<br />Chrisfullerinspain@hotmail.com<br />
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