This lesson is designed to mark World Creativity and Innovation Day on 21 April. However, it could be used at any time of year, as this is not specifically mentioned.

Author: 
Rachael Roberts

Introduction

The lesson begins by looking at what is involved in being creative, trying to expand this beyond the usual areas of art or creative writing.

The students then do a reading activity where they match the headings to each section. They then identify the synonyms which will have enabled them to do this task and focus on the idea of avoiding repetition. They read the text again and discuss which ideas they personally find most useful.

The lesson finishes with a creativity task, followed up by a final discussion.

Aims:

  • Encourage students to think about their own creativity and how they could develop it further
  • Expand students’ vocabulary and ability to avoid repetition using a range of synonyms
  • Provide reading and speaking practice around the topic of creativity and innovation

Age/Level:

Teenage learners at CEF level B2

Time:

50-60 minutes

Materials:

The lesson plan and student worksheets can be downloaded below in PDF format.

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Comments

In my minds, crossing the subjects and bringing similar descriptions into comparisons and contracts are truly the creativity and innovation. We need to cultivate this habit of students, not only in subjects, but also in thinking skills. Tasks or art works, with new ideas, are what we can assess as results - how fresh they look like... whether or not they can change regular things or normal ways... Finally, encouragement and confidence are what aims we need to bring.

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