International Perspectives on Creativity in the Foreign Language Classrooms


Isaak Papadopoulos, PhD – Programme Leader, School of Doctoral Studies, UNICAF University, Larnaca, Cyprus
Eleni Griva – Professor of Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Evgenia Theodotou – Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies, University of East London, UK

Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
BISAC: EDU005000

The book titled “International Perspectives on Creativity in the Foreign Language Classrooms” aspires to provide a reflective and descriptive account of creative practices as well as research related to creativity from an international perspective. In particular, through a collection of 12 studies conducted in various countries and continents, an attempt is made to provide readers with creative examples of teaching practice and research incentives, as proposed and presented by the authors of this collected edition.

The contributors of this book report and reflect on classroom practices that increase motivation, promote creative learning, heighten learners’ creativity, enhance their learning potential and their multicultural sensitivity. They discuss challenges of applications in diverse contexts based on playful activities and stories that develop a creative learning environment in a foreign language classroom. Some other studies focus on multiple intelligences theory approach making students ‘know’ and ‘apply’ the appropriate behaviour and they present creative ways and multisensory approaches of approaching dyslexic students in a language classroom.

The authors provide perspectives from different angles on the above mentioned issues demonstrating that multiliteracies practices, games, different art forms, popular-culture texts, digital storytelling and interactive activities could be effective tools in foreign language learning. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Teaching a Foreign Language to Young Learners: A Study of Greek and Cypriot Teachers’ Perspectives and Practices
(Isaak Papadopoulos and Eleni Griva, European University Cyprus, Engomi, Nicosia, Cyprus, and others)

Chapter 2. Activating Agency and Creativity in the Young Learners’ EFL Classroom in Japan
(Chiyuki Yanase, Business and Commerce, Keio University, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan)

Chapter 3. The Diary of Anne Frank: A Teacher’s Insight into Creative Pedagogy
(Chrysa Papalazarou, First Primary School of Chaidari, Athens, Greece)

Chapter 4. Developing Social Literacy through Different Art Forms in Early Childhood Education: Does It Matter Which Art Form I Am Going to Use?
(Evgenia Theodotou, University of East London, Stratford, London, UK)

Chapter 5. Digital Storytelling in the Foreign Language Classroom: Exploring Opportunities for Developing Multiliteracies in Preschool Settings
(Eleni Korosidou and Eleni Griva, University of Western Macedonia, Kozani, Western Macedonia, Greece)

Chapter 6. The Need for Developing Young Students’ Critical Literacy in Language Learning: The Earlier, the Better
(Polyxeni Manoli, Hellenic Open University, Patra, Western Greece, Greece)

Chapter 7. Implementing Technology – Creating an Effective Language Learning Environment in a Multilingual Teaching Context with Children of the Age of 6-12
(Maria Diakou, Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth, Cyprus)

Chapter 8. Multiple Intelligences Theory Approach and the English for Specific Purposes Classroom: A Blueprint for the Future
(NatašaBakić-Mirić and Mirjana Lončar-Vujnović, University of Priština, Pristina, Mitrovica, Serbia)

Chapter 9. Creative Ways of Approaching Dyslexic Students in the ELT Classrooms
(Sofia Rapti, Antonia Rapti and Aikaterini Dasiou, Special Educator, Larissa, Thessaly, Greece, and others)

Chapter 10. Fusing PBL and CLIL for an International Relations English Program in Colombia
(Conor Keogh, Paige Poole and Callum McGarry, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia)

Chapter 11. Pre-Service Primary School Teacher’s Foreign Language Training by Means of Using Innovative Technologies
(Olga Kotenko, Natalia Kosharna and Tetiana Holovatenko, Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University, Kyiv, Ukraine)

Chapter 12. Fostering Motivation of University Academics for Creative English-Medium Instruction
(Natalia Marakhovska and Natalya Voyevutko, Mariupol State University, Maripol, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine)


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