Structure and Improvisation in Creative Teaching

Structure and Improvisation in Creative Teaching

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With an increasing emphasis on creativity and innovation in the twenty-first century, teachers need to be creative professionals just as students must learn to be creative. And yet, schools are institutions with many important structures and guidelines that teachers must follow. Effective creative teaching strikes a delicate balance between structure and improvisation. The authors draw on studies of jazz, theater improvisation and dance improvisation to demonstrate that the most creative performers work within similar structures and guidelines. By looking to these creative genres, the book provides practical advice for teachers who wish to become more creative professionals.(2007). Action-based teaching, autonomy and identity. Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 1 (1), 46a€“65. Online: ... ./02whole.pdf McCarthy, Michael aamp; Slade, Diana (2007). Extending our understanding of spoken discourse. In: Cummins, Jim aamp; Davison, Chris (Eds.), International Handbook of English Language Teaching. Volume 2. ... A Manual of Teacher Training Workshop Activities. Vol. 1.

Title:Structure and Improvisation in Creative Teaching
Author:R. Keith Sawyer
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2011-06-27


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