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Đăng ký tham dự workshop với PGS Jonathan Newton

Updated: Aug 7, 2019

Xin mời quý thầy cô, các anh chị học viên và sinh viên có quan tâm đăng ký tham dự chủ đề "6 Steps to Creativity and Deep learning in the ELF classroom" do PGS. Jonathan Newton trình bày.

  • Thời gian: 13:00 - 15:00 12/08/2019

  • Địa điểm: Hội trường A. 509 - Toà Nhà A, 280 An Dương Vương, Quận 5, TP. HCM

  • Đăng ký tham dự tại:

Abstract: Creativity is currently a hot topic in education worldwide, situated as it is at the core of models of 21st century learning and skills. Creativity is no less at the forefront of English language teaching, with a flurry of recent publications and a recent conference in Malta devoted to the topic. It’s no exaggeration to suggest that only when we provide opportunities for creativity learners and learning will flourish. But while educational research has revealed the crucial role that creativity plays in learning, it has also highlighted fundamental ways in which education systems, schools and classrooms too often squeeze creativity from learning. Structural pressure to conform, and regimented assessment systems are just two of the key factors contributing to this tension between conformity and creativity. In this workshop we will explore contemporary conceptions of creativity in education, focusing on practical classroom applications to be found in the intersection between creativity and the many small acts that constitute teaching, including planning lessons, designing and running learning activities, correcting errors, talking with learners, integrating the language arts, fostering trans-languaging, and assessing learning. My hope is that as teachers deepen their understanding of creativity, they are better equipped to notice and embrace the hidden-but-always-present opportunities for creativity in the minute-by-minute processes of teaching and learning.

Speaker Profile:

Jonathan Newton is the Programme Director of the MA Programme in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, Second Language Learning and Teaching

He has worked in language teaching and language teacher education for more than thirty years in both New Zealand and China where he began his teaching career. From 2002 to 2016 he was Programme Director for the BEd(TESOL) twinning programme at Victoria University, a role that involved working closely with Malaysian student teachers and Malaysian teacher training institutions. He is currently Programme Director for the MA Programme in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, and Second Language Learning and Teaching.

Jonathan is book review editor for the journal Language Teaching for Young Learners (LTYL). He is particularly interested in reviews of classroom language learning textbooks as well as of academic books.

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