Creativity and English Language Teaching

From Inspiration to Implementation

  • Alan Maley
  • Tamas Kiss

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Alan Maley, Tamas Kiss
    Pages 1-3
  3. Creativity: Concept to Product

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Alan Maley, Tamas Kiss
      Pages 7-46
    3. Alan Maley, Tamas Kiss
      Pages 47-67
    4. Alan Maley, Tamas Kiss
      Pages 69-92
    5. Alan Maley, Tamas Kiss
      Pages 93-124
    6. Alan Maley, Tamas Kiss
      Pages 125-135
  4. Focus on the Teacher

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Alan Maley, Tamas Kiss
      Pages 139-159
    3. Alan Maley, Tamas Kiss
      Pages 161-179
    4. Alan Maley, Tamas Kiss
      Pages 181-201
  5. Focus on the Classroom

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Alan Maley, Tamas Kiss
      Pages 205-217
    3. Alan Maley, Tamas Kiss
      Pages 219-247
  6. Research on Creativity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Alan Maley, Tamas Kiss
      Pages 251-261
    3. Alan Maley, Tamas Kiss
      Pages 263-298
    4. Alan Maley, Tamas Kiss
      Pages 299-316
    5. Alan Maley, Tamas Kiss
      Pages 317-325

About this book

Introduction

This book offers a unique perspective on creativity in an educational environment where there is a relative dearth of literature on this subject. The authors link practice and principle to provide a practical and valuable guide for more creative language learning and teaching, using not only theoretical ideas but useful practical advice and recommendations on how better to introduce creativity into teaching and daily life. This innovative volume is sure to become a crucial reference point for teachers and practitioners of language teaching, and anyone interested in the ways in which creativity can be channelled into the teaching and learning process. 

Alan Maley has worked in the field of English Language Teaching for over 50 years. He has lived and worked in 10 countries, including India and China. He has published over 40 books in the field of language teaching.  He is a Past-President of IATEFL and in 2012 received the ELTons Lifetime Achievement Award. His research interests lie primarily in creative writing and innovative materials development. 

Tamas Kiss is Associate Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University, China. He has been involved with language teacher education programmes in Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, Latin America and South East Asia. His main interests include language teacher education, materials development, complexity science, language as a complex dynamic system and creativity.

Keywords

creativity language learning language teaching teaching languages language education creativity in education learning creatively role of creativity

Authors and affiliations

  • Alan Maley
    • 1
  • Tamas Kiss
    • 2
  1. 1.The C GroupFordwichUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Xi’an Jiaotong - Liverpool UniversitySuzhouChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-46729-4
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-46728-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-46729-4
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