Creative Writing: Engaging Activities for Pupils and Students - Athens
Available in: Prague, Florence, Athens
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Prompting your students to write can be extremely challenging. Writing requires organizing thoughts, and presenting them clearly, which requires time, and focus. Because of this, students often find it hard, and prefer less demanding tasks.
And yet, writing skills are among the most basic and fundamental objectives of school education. How hard it is to push your students on this steep path?
This course will help participants train writing skills in their classroom with creative assignments that are designed to promote motivation, and fun. It will constantly ask participants to engage in writing.
Experimenting the activities on themselves, participants will acknowledge their effectiveness, and feel more confident in proposing them in their school setting.
Participants will discover novel activities, games, and techniques to introduce their learners to (creative) writing. They will identify many ways to exercise student imagination, and to engage the five senses in writing. They will explore how to describe multiple perspectives, and discuss how to shape new characters and locations, or to structure the plot of a story.
Participants will also learn to make writing more personal by expressing their emotions, feelings, and expectations through it – that is, another effective mean to raise student interest into writing. Finally, they will practice with prose as well as poetry, which constitute a different powerful setting where to prompt student imagination and improve writing skills.
All the activities proposed are equally effective for writing in one’s own language as well as in a second language. Thus, the course will support school teachers in promoting student writing in the mother language as well as in a foreign language.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to convey to students the importance of creative writing. They will be able to increase students’ awareness, confidence, and fluency in writing, and to use writing tasks to improve students’ understanding of language as a live medium that allows to manipulate and express personal meanings.
Continue reading: Discover the learning outcomes and the tentative schedule of this course.
Course category: Creativity and Soft Skills
Creativity and Soft Skills: By fostering critical thinking and communicative abilities, an educator can develop better relationships with students, colleagues, and students’ parents, thus obtaining higher learning outcomes. If you want to expand both your creative thinking and storytelling skills, you should check out our Creativity and Soft Skills courses. They can help you design stimulating activities which aim to promote entrepreneurship and collaboration among your students.
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