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Creating Creative Spaces in the Language Classroom: Ideas for Assignments, Activities, and Collaborative Learning

PresentersDr. Christopher Bains, Dr. Ismenia De Souza, Dr. Haning Hughes

Friday 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Conference Room V 

Creativity seems to be an underrated attribute in the classroom.  We do not often mention it in our outcomes, nor do we often assess it. Yet, unleashing creativity can bring an energy to the classroom that is virtually unmatched. It requires integrating material that allows for transformative learning.  We must at the very least (re)define spaces that allow for creative engagement and recognize the role of work and persistence in the creative process. This can involve assignments, activities, and collaborative learning that allow for difference and outside-the-box thinking. The successful completion of these initiatives can take multiple forms.

Applicable Language:  All Languages

Presentation Language:  English

Target Audience:  Secondary, Higher Education, Adult Education, Early Career Teachers, Veteran Teachers

Focus Area(s):  Activities, Instructional Strategies, and/or Classroom Management

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