CREATIVE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES IN UKRAINE
Kyiv National University of Art and Culture (UKRAINE)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2012 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Conference name: 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2012
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:In the attempt to improve and raise the quality of teaching foreign languages in Ukraine, the research is focused on the creative skills of the students. The present paper reviews briefly the current updated topic of the qualitative teaching of the foreign languages, highlights techniques and newly appearing methodological approaches of teaching foreign languages among which are the following: 5 senses, “book projects”, rhyming associations etc.
As a component of the ongoing project, the research has focused upon the needs, interests of the students and individual approach.
In addition, a balance of critical and creative thinking is important in teaching. Creativity is emerging as a popular theme in the latest round of standards revisions.
Creative teaching uses a combination of modeling, scaffolding, and risk-taking to jumpstart innovative thinking and imagination. The word “creativity” can manifest itself in different ways. Defining creativity is just about as hard as defining intelligence; both are multifaceted qualities that vary as a function of personal characteristics (which are both inherited and learned). The key to creativity is the notion of uniqueness. According to Howard Gardner (1998), creativity is the ability to solve problems, create products, or pose questions in a way that is different (novel, unique) from the approaches that most other people use. It is also, he says, the ability to fashion new problems—that is, to look at some event or situation and to envision problems that the situation may engender that no one else has thought of—and then to come up with a solution to the problem. We often lump all types of creativity into one category, however creativity can have many facets.
Keywords: Creative Teaching, creativity, innovative methods and techniques, individual approach, “book projects”.