Being creative as a must in the language classroom
dr Piotr Steinbrich
In one of the TED talks, Sir Ken Robinson said that creativity is as important as literacy and as such must be promoted in any classroom. Nowadays, however, most European FL syllabuses follow the testing-oriented approach to allow for more objective assessment of the students. This, for obvious reasons, does not create a context for learners being creative. Consequently, creativity comes a poor second or is rejected altogether. In this webinar we argue that in the context of FL learning and teaching creativity is central to a better and faster assimilation of language material, it creates a richer language environment and, surprisingly enough, may yield better test results, no matter if the learners are at the primary, secondary or tertiary level.