Creative Juices

Nina Lauder -
“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” Albert Einstein

Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.
– Edward de Bono

Bloom’s Taxonomy
Creative activities are fun and engaging for our students.
They take learning far beyond the simple tasks of understanding
and memorising.
In fact, it is the highest order thinking skill according to Bloom’s

Divergent thinking is a thought process or method used to generate creative ideas by
exploring many possible solutions.
Seven pillars of creativity (Carol Read)

Other ways to stimulate creativity and imagination
What can you do with…a brick?

Torrance Test

Creative questions

Projects (from Oxford Discover)

Life as a/an….
Poetry writing
Post-it poems

Hello sunshine, goodbye rain.
Hello exams, goodbye nerves.

Creative Comparisons

Thought provoking questions

Flower petal feedback

"How would the world be
different if we all had a third
eye in the back of our heads?”

Sources and resources:
Creativity in the English language classroom (A. Maley and N. Peachey); British Council,
Teaching English (Carol Read’s article can be found here)
Creativity in the Young Learner Classroom
Oxford Discover Samples Lessons
Breakpoint and Beyond, Land and Jarman 1998

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