Course syllabus




Creativity: Research and Practice

SEMESTER 1, 2018

15 points


Course Information

Course Coordinator and Lecturer

Associate Prof Tan Bee Tin

Course delivery format

2 hours of lectures per week

(Timetable and room details can be viewed on Student Services Online)

Summary of Course Description   

The course examines theoretical perspectives, pedagogical practices and research projects related to the topic of creativity in language learning and teaching. It enables students to acquire an advanced understanding of the concept of "creativity" with reference to language teaching and learning through exploratory research, practice and reflection.

The following are some of the issues explored during the course:

  • Creativity in literature
  • Creativity in everyday language use
  • Creativity in language teaching
  • Creativity and language learning
  • Researching creativity for language learning


Course outcomes

A student who successfully completes this course will have the opportunity to:

  • acquire knowledge of and apply it to language teaching situations
  • understand and carry out language teaching and research projects related to creativity in an effective manner
  • acquire skills in report writing, critical thinking, academic literacy, and oral presentation etc


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Workload and deadlines for submission of coursework:           

The University of Auckland's expectation is that students spend 10 hours per week on a 15-point course, including time in class and personal study. Students should manage their academic workload and other commitments accordingly. Deadlines for coursework are set by course convenors and will be advertised in course material. You should submit your work on time. In extreme circumstances, such as illness, you may seek an extension but you may be required to provide supporting information before the assignment is due. Late assignments without a pre-approved extension may be penalised by loss of marks – check course information for details.



Further details about the course will be available later (one week before the semester begins). 


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