Creative activity in foreign language training. Ideas and practical experience

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Abstract

The author studies the role of educational creativity in the teaching of foreign languages by the method of activization suggested by G.A. Kitaigorodskaia. The understanding of creativity as a processes of internal activization of a person in a problem situation is stated. Thus the author concludes that embodying the creativi ty aspect in the teaching/learning process and in teaching a foreign language in particular is very effective. The author describes the conditions that, according to the method of activization, are necessary for stimulating speech activity and creativity of students and shows their effect. The author gives the description and samples of creative tasks used in training by the given method which demand independent for mation of speech behaviour from students. The author proves that the efficiency of teach. Also the author proves the necessity of cre ativity elements and creative tasks in any edu cational process.

General Information

Keywords: educational creativity, creativi ty, internal activity, speech activity, speech creativity, role game, speech behaviour, crea tive task

Journal rubric: Educational Psychology

For citation: Savinkina N.B. Creative activity in foreign language training. Ideas and practical experience. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2005. Vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 58–70. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Natalia B. Savinkina, PhD in Philology, Associate Professor of Philosophy and History of Education, Faculty of Pedagogical Education, MSU them. M. V. Lomonosov, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: nasavin@yandex.ru

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