While many Japanese university learners in English courses are sometimes still cycled through regimes emphasizing precision though a variety of presentation and written compositional tasks, the value of creativity as a source of learner motivation for such tasks still appears to be underappreciated.
Through the presenter's own research, including samples of learner work, this presentation and workshop will demonstrate the potential of latent creativity as a owerful source for learner stake in presentation and writing.
Lee Arnold is currently a special assigned lecturer in the English Communication Arts program of Seigakuin University in Ageo-shi, Saitama-ken. His research interests are in learner creativity, particularly in presentation and writing tasks, and global-glocal issues for classroom content. He holds an Honours M.Ed in TESOL from the University of Tasmania in Australia and has taught in Japan, in the Kanto region, for almost 20 years, including the last ten years on the tertiary level.