Integrating global issues in the creative English language classroom

Alan Maley, Nik Peachey, British Council, Jul 06, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

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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