Publication details

Thinking creatively: Introducing new didactic methods into a course of English for Laboratory Technicians

Authors

VÁCLAVÍK Ladislav

Year of publication 2016
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Language Learning in Higher Education; Journal of the European Confederation of Language Centres in Higher Education (CercleS)
MU Faculty or unit

Language Centre

Citation
Web http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/cercles.2016.6.issue-1/cercles-2016-0002/cercles-2016-0002.xml?rskey=H1CP9p&result=1
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/cercles-2016-0002
Field Pedagogy and education
Keywords ESP; innovation; collaboration; creativity; group work; motivation
Description A short study in how the newest trends in language teaching have been implemented in a specific course of English at Masaryk university. English for Laboratory Technicians is one ot the courses which have undergone substantial changes. These concern primarily the curriculum, based originally on a textbook and rebuildt significantly so that its structure corresponds more closely tu students´ needs. Three basic methodological building blocks underpinning the practical teaching process are introduced and briefly discussed: the concept of creativity, collaborative learning and motivation.