Creativity in EFL teacher training and its transfer to language teaching

Slovakia, ID LLCE2015-218

There is a growing body of literature that recognizes the importance of creativity. This paper considers the necessity and implications of developing creativity in groups of pre-service teachers. Data for this study were collected using the content analysis - English as foreign language handouts created for the young learners at the elementary school created by two groups of students (primary school pre-service teachers (K1-4) and EFL pre-service English language teachers K5-13). It is my experience of working with those two groups for years that has driven this research that has confirmed our expectations about the ability to create interesting materials for their students with activities that are not ‘traditional’.