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, Volume 52, Supplement 2, pp 913–927 | Cite as

The impact of creative activities integrated into curriculum for tolerance education and teachers’ reflections

  • Mutlu SoykurtEmail author
  • Hüseyin Uzunboylu
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Abstract

This study aimed at investigating the perceptions of teachers and intermediate level students on the use of creative activities integrated into an EFL curriculum at Foreign Languages English Preparatory School (FLEPS). The study has qualitative nature that data was gathered through teachers’ daily diary and students’ semi-structured interviews. The study included 20 intermediate level students studying at the FLEPS. As a result, it was worth stating that the approach to the English language through creative activities or tasks was more effective in developing students’ critical thinking skills and boosted their self-esteem in foreign language learning than the traditional methods being applied at the FLEPS. The research study provides useful findings such as increasing teachers’ positive attitudes and students’ self-esteem and made related implications for the institutional development for further research.

Keywords

Creativity Creative thinking Brain based learning Student-centered learning EFL 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of KyreniaKyreniaCyprus
  2. 2.Near East UniversityNicosiaCyprus

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