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Developing Creativity in Content and Language Integrated Learning

Developing Creativity in Content and Language Integrated Learning

Call for papers

22 and 23 June 2018


Content and Language Integrated Learning is now part of the curriculum in Pre-School and Primary education all across Europe. Teachers everywhere have responded to the challenge of teaching in a second language with great creativity, taking advantage of the change in language/programme/material to make their classes more communicative, more interactive, and more stimulating for their students. Importantly, teachers are also now increasingly aware that it is important to foster creativity in the classroom, helping children to develop the creative thinking skills that will enable them to ask new questions and solve problems, and encouraging them to adapt creatively to the challenges of life in the 21st century.

Building on the success of our 2016 international conference Content and Language Integrated Learning in Science and Technology, and the experience of the Jornadas Create, Motivate, Educate I and II in 2014 and 2015, we are now organising a two-day event focusing specifically on how to foster and develop creativity in a second language in the Pre-School and Primary School classroom. We are interested in how creativity can be fostered in the CLIL classroom, and how creative activities encourage learners’ language development. This conference is intended to bring together practitioners and researchers in CLIL, in order to promote good practices, share state-of-the-art research and discuss the practical and theoretical issues that arise at these educational levels.

The Scientific Committee welcomes proposals for communications focusing on Content and Language Integrated Learning and Creativity in Pre-School and Primary School, taking in related approaches such as Multiple Intelligences, Arts Education, Thinking Based Learning and Task Based Learning. Creativity in CLIL is understood in the widest sense, including creative arts and creative pedagogy, but also innovative ways of fostering children’s creativity across the whole spectrum of school subjects (creative thinking in science, social science or mathematics, creative writing, creativity in physical education, etc.).

We welcome proposals for Workshops and Communications:

-  Communications should focus on good practices, and can be theoretical or empirical.

- Workshops have a more interactive format and should include hands-on activities for participants.

Educational levels

- Pre-school and primary school.

Conference languages

- English and Spanish