Author: Gwen McCrossan
Date of Publication: June 2013
This article provides a description of the learning and teaching approaches adopted by a primary teacher to develop creative practice in teaching French in primary schools. Examples of cross-curricular projects and the use of IT are given and their value discussed in terms of helping children to engage with learning a new language. The motivational value of contextualising learning by embedding a language within the curriculum and using CLIL is evaluated. The development of this pedagogy led to this practitioner receiving professional recognition in creativity from the GTCS in January of 2013. The aim of this article is to inspire practitioners to look for creative ways of integrating a modern language into their classrooms.
Keywords: Professional Recognition, Creativity, MLPS, French