Integrating global issues in the creative English language classroom

Alan Maley, Nik Peachey, British Council, Jul 06, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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In 2010 Alan Maley and Nik Peachey released Creativity in the English Language Classroom (180 page PDF) which blended langiage learning with creative activities. This book (208 page PDF) is a follow-up to that effort. It incorporates the same activity-based model, but this time focuses on the United Nations sustainable development goals. It's an audacious project, one which if widely implemented would have a beneficial effect on global attitudes, but which may face political challenges. But so what? It's something that should be taught! I'd love to see it adapted into a MOOC for wider reach and effectiveness.

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