Creativity in Teaching

Lìngvìstičnì Studìï. 2016;32:18-21

 

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Journal Title: Lìngvìstičnì Studìï

ISSN: 1815-3070 (Print); 2308-0019 (Online)

Publisher: Vasyl' Stus Donetsk National Uniersity

Society/Institution: Vasyl' Stus Donetsk National University

LCC Subject Category: Language and Literature: Philology. Linguistics

Country of publisher: Ukraine

Language of fulltext: Ukrainian

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AUTHORS

Szafernakier-Świrko Anna

EDITORIAL INFORMATION

Double blind peer review

Editorial Board

Instructions for authors

Time From Submission to Publication: 10 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Background: The research of effective teaching is an actual problem of modern linguistics because of active promotion of its unequal manifestations and amplification of the functional load in various sectors of society. Purpose: The purpose of the analysis is to determine the qualifying and classifying features of creative and effective teacher. Results: A foreign language teacher should develop an attractive manner of communication with students. His straightforward behaviour may be expressed in non-verbal communication, through using sympathetic gestures, voice variation, smile and verbal communication expressed through a good sense of humour, personal examples, using words “we” and “our”. This manner of communication provides for a favourable condition for an atmosphere of open-mindedness and mutual understanding. A creative attitude of a teacher towards the organization of a teaching process is related to the updating of the features like fluidity understood as a spontaneous reaction during classes. The teacher as a person who creates and organises a teaching unit should possess leader’s features. Gaining a position of a group leader provides for an opportunity to arrange undisturbed work without any communication misunderstandings. Learners are given precisely formulated instructions, do the tasks in an effective and efficient manner. Therefore, it should be emphasized that a creative teacher should enjoy the features of a reflective practitioner. Being which constantly learns and improves his qualifications, studies and examines his teaching techniques, introduces changes and some time or another revisits his “beaten tracks”, breaking down routine and habits. Getting rid of habits and routines, teaching in harmony with himself, as well as appropriate selection of methods do guarantee a high comfort of work in a well-motivated group, where due to teacher’s creativity a teaching success is achieved, as expressed in satisfaction of students and achievement of teaching objectives. Discussion: The theory of effective teaching is generally replenished with new methods, techniques and research methods in statics and dynamics. The problem of good teachers and success in teaching its theoretical understanding and practical expression requires the coverage of different aspects and establishing of spatial fillings of teaching with its active and passive discover.