Creativity and imagination is one of six core skills identified by the British Council as very important for students in the 21st century. To give you some tips on how to introduce creativity and imagination into your classroom, we have created this fun, interactive game to get you started. The game will help you reflect on:
- why creative thinking and imagination is important for your students’ futures
- how changing the way students work together can help them be more creative
- how you can enable and encourage creativity in your students
- changes in the relationship between you and your students – how you feel about this and how you can deal with any challenges.
In the game, you will see a series of classroom situations and answer questions about teaching to support the development of creativity and imagination. You will get feedback on your answers and there is a summary of the key points at the end. You can play the game as many times as you like and will learn more if you answer the questions in a different way each time you play. Each play takes about 10 minutes so it's quick and easy to try out.
There's also a short downloadable tips sheet below to help you introduce creativity and imagination into your classroom straightaway.
Feedback about the game: I downloaded the game and played it. It was very interesting and informative. It really helped me to recapitulate some of the activities which we did during core skills workshop held in Kolkata. Thank you for sharing with us. I really appreciate the effort taken up by British Council to come up with this innovative idea to guide and teachers to adopt these techniques in the class room - Vrinda Suresh