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20201016T1200 20201016T1345 Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh An action research into the role of creativity in EFL classrooms at University of Engineering and Technology (UET)

Creativity is a key skill in the 21st century 4Cs (Communication, Critical Thinking, Creativity and Collaboration) which are believed to provide learners with opportunities to strongly develop language skills as well as increase their motivation for learning. Learners nowadays are encouraged to get involved in active learning process which requires them to be independent and creative. The slogan "Think outside the box" has been widely used to prove the essence of fostering learners' creativity at schools to exert positive effects on their academic performance. This action research aims at investigating the role of creativity in EFL classrooms at University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Vietnam National University, Hanoi. The study involved two groups of 58 non-English-major students at Intermediate English level and was conducted for a two-semester school year. During this year, various activities (brainteasers, group presentations, group projects and debates) were used to foster UET's students to be creative. The findings indicated that creativity took an extremely positive role in increasing motivation for learning English, developing learners' autonomy and enhancing their English skills, especially speaking. It was also revealed that UET students preferred complex group projects that required their thorough preparation outside the class hours to simple presentations.

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Creativity is a key skill in the 21st century 4Cs (Communication, Critical Thinking, Creativity and Collaboration) which are believed to provide learners with opportunities to strongly develop language skills as well as increase their motivation for learning. Learners nowadays are encouraged to get involved in active learning process which requires them to be independent and creative. The slogan "Think outside the box" has been widely used to prove the essence of fostering learners' creativity at schools to exert positive effects on their academic performance. This action research aims at investigating the role of creativity in EFL classrooms at University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Vietnam National University, Hanoi. The study involved two groups of 58 non-English-major students at Intermediate English level and was conducted for a two-semester school year. During this year, various activities (brainteasers, group presentations, group projects and debates) were used to foster UET's students to be creative. The findings indicated that creativity took an extremely positive role in increasing motivation for learning English, developing learners' autonomy and enhancing their English skills, especially speaking. It was also revealed that UET students preferred complex group projects that required their thorough preparation outside the class hours to simple presentations.

University Lecturer
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University of Languages and International Studies, VNU Hanoi
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Mr. Vantha Phally
Center Manager
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UCMAS Cambodia
Personal Assistant to Deputy Head of School
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Australian International School Phnom Penh
Hanoi University of Industry
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Hanoi University of Industry
Teacher
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School
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