Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
School of Education
International and Multicultural Education (IME)
Dr. Susan Katz
Creative teaching is a viable approach to education in the digital age. In addition, engaging students’ individual talents and abilities through a method of principled eclecticism involved in creative teaching will motivate them to learn English by engaging them as whole person (Duffy & Hoffman, 1999). All in all, what ESL students need now is not a place to acquire textbook knowledge of the English language through rote memorization, but a safe space to hash out, work with, and work through the language that involves a student centered curriculum, which relates directly to students’ lives. This type of curriculum, brought to life through creative teaching methods, will ultimately motivate them to learn the language (Krashen, 1982).
Johnson, Ivy, "Creative Teaching: Using Creative Teaching Methods in a Student-centered ESL Environment" (2017). Master's Projects and Capstones. 675.