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Creative Teaching, Creative Learning

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A presentation to celebrate the launch of a volume on Creativity in English Language Teaching published by the British Council

You can dowload the free e-book here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/creativity-english-language-classroom

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Creative Teaching, Creative Learning

  1. 1. www.britishcouncil.org Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens, Teacher Development Centre @ the British Council, London, UK Video Recording of the whole event available here
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  3. 3. www.britishcouncil.org Playful Paradoxical Fun Emotional Safe Praised Scaffolded Collaborative
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  7. 7. www.britishcouncil.org e.g. a. Keep asking questions b. Keep making statements or c. Avoid asking questions (
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  9. 9. www.britishcouncil.org fill take enlarge manicure cut Check Dry clean pull out wash measure test Style clean perm dye What services can you get at each of the following places? Use the verbs in the box to describe them. • hairdresser’s • dentist’s • optician’s • photographer’s • dry cleaner’s Begin your examples like this: You can have your teeth enlarged at the hairdresser’s.
  10. 10. www.britishcouncil.org • You were seen chewing the chewing the corner of a carpet in a furniture shop • You were seen gluing apples to tree outside your house at midnight
  11. 11. www.britishcouncil.org From “Further Transports of Delight”, by Spike Milligan, Penguin, 1986
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  14. 14. www.britishcouncil.org A bitter morning Sparrows sitting together Without any necks James W. Hackett, 1964
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  19. 19. www.britishcouncil.org The woman replied: "Where else in London can I park my car for two weeks for only £15.41?".
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  22. 22. www.britishcouncil.org a. Expansion activities e.g. a. Ask as many questions as you can about this picture
  23. 23. www.britishcouncil.org http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1992/Infant-Not-Injured-in-Fall-from-Roof-of-Moving-Car/id-91df3f0f8dfbe3e7282dc5f0a3b83ae4 INFANT NOT INJURED IN FALL FROM ROOF OF MOVING CAR AP, Associated Press May. 11, 1992 9:34 AM ET WORCESTER, MASS. WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) _ A 3-month-old boy fell from the roof of his father's moving car, but landed upright and uninjured in his portable car seat, authorities said. The infant, Matthew Murray, rode on the roof for three-quarters of a mile before the car seat flew off and landed in front of the car behind. Motorist James Boothby stopped, dashed over and picked up the seat. [……………………………………………………………..] ''It didn't faze him at all. Even his pacifier was still in the car seat,'' Murray said.
  24. 24. www.britishcouncil.org You win a point if the text does NOT answer the question – you lose a point if it DOES  A 3-month-old boy fell from the roof of his father's moving car, but landed upright and uninjured in his portable car seat, authorities said. The infant, Matthew Murray, rode on the roof for three-quarters of a mile before the car seat flew off and landed in front of the car behind. Motorist James Boothby stopped, dashed over and picked up the seat. [……………………………………………………………..] ''It didn't faze him at all. Even his pacifier was still in the car seat,'' Murray said.
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  31. 31. www.britishcouncil.org I don’t think you are very interesting I don’t think you’re very interested! The problem with you is that you are bored! The problem with you is that you are boring! Well, it’s not so amusing, you know. You don’t seem amused at all with my story. You don’t look very convinced to me. Well, you do not sound very convincing! You look so depressed! But your story is so depressing!
  32. 32. www.britishcouncil.org He loved her passionately So, she decided to get rid of him. Make it look like an accident' 'You are a real psychopath!' The detective looked round, sniffing for clues 'Don't ever seek refuge here', the general commanded. 'My nerve has gone completely, darling!' They ordered champagne and caviare to celebrate. She was a really quiet and religious girl. Their parents believed them to be very happy. He would have done anything to make her stop crying! She thought she would never forgive him for this. 'Oh, no! He is still alive and kicking!' 'I think we ought to call the police.' He finally persuaded her to promise. 'What a bizarre dress you are wearing!'
  33. 33. www.britishcouncil.org Only one correct answer possible Uniquely determined by language material Based on processing of facts
  34. 34. www.britishcouncil.org Answer 2 Answer 3 Answer 4 Answer 1 Answer 5 Answer 6 Answer 6 Answer 7 Stimulus Not totally determined by language provided Multiple answers possible Variety of correct answers possible
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  37. 37. www.britishcouncil.org Playful Paradoxical Fun Emotional Safe Praised Scaffolded Collaborative
  38. 38. www.britishcouncil.org … showing appreciation … being patient … showing enthusiasm … modelling creative behaviours … smiling and encouraging … believing that all students can do it… … and they will!
  39. 39. www.britishcouncil.org Email info@celt.edu.gr Twitter http://twitter.com/Marisa_C CELT Athens www.celt.edu.gr Blogs http://marisaconstantinides.edublogs.org/ http://cambridgedelta.org/ http://cambridgecelta.org/ http://eltchat.org/wordpress/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Marisa.Constantinides https://about.me/marisa_constantinides

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