Creativity in the English Language Classroom, edited by Alan Maley and Nik Peachey, British Council (2015)

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Creativity in the English Language Classroom is a free, downloadable  British Council publication. 

In her chapter ‘Making thinking visible in the English classroom: nurturing a creative mind-set’ Chrysa Papalazarou looks at how we can encourage creative thinking in the English classroom by using artful visual stimuli and the Visible Thinking approach.

Challenging and Controversial Picturebooks, edited by Janet Evans, Routledge (2015)

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Challenging and Controversial Picturebooks is a book which examines unconventional, non-conformist picturebooks and considers what they are, their audience and their purpose.

In her chapter “What’s Real And What’s Not: Playing With The Mind In Wordless Picturebooks” Sandie Mourao presents the findings of a project she planned in a Portuguese primary school which challenged the reasoning of three small groups of children and produced some thought-provoking discussions.

The Image in English Language Teaching

The Image in English Language Teaching

We are delighted to announce the first publication of the Visual Arts Circle in collaboration with the ELT Council. ‘The Image in English Language Teaching’ Continue reading

The Image in English Language Teaching, The Image in English Language Teaching’, edited by Kieran Donaghy and Daniel Xerri

We are delighted to announce the first publication of the Visual Arts Circle in collaboration with the ELT Council. ‘The Image in English Language Teaching’ is a book edited by Kieran Donaghy and Daniel Xerri that features contributions by leading experts in the use of images in language education such as Ben Goldstein, Anna Whitcher, Antonia Clare, Paul Driver, Sylvia Karasthati, Paul Dummett, Magdalena Wasilewska, Andreia Zakime,Elena Domínguez Romero, Jelena Bobkina, Candy Fresacher, Tyson Seburn, Chrysa Papalazarou, Magdalena Brzezinska, Emma Louise Pratt, Samantha Lewis, Jean Theuma, and Valéria Benévolo França who are all also members of the Visual Arts Circle.

The book includes a preface by Gunther Kress, Professor of Semiotics and Education in the Department of Culture, Communication and Media Within the Institute of Education of University College London. The book is available by open access thanks to the support of the ELT Council. You can download the book by clicking on the following link The Image in English Language Teaching (2017).