Creativity, Dynamics, Best Practice
Edited By Carmen Argondizzo
International Mobility in University Language Centres: the Erasmus IP Project “Crosscurricular Creativity”
Abstract: The language policies of the European Union promote the diffusion of languages and encourage the achievement of language competences in more than one language as an added value for the European citizen. Many documents have been published with the aim of sensitising European governments to the need for special language competences as a response to modern contexts. In the global age, knowledge cannot be perceived as a tight box, but an open space where information and experiences are available and exchangeable through different means that everybody should master in order to move through different situations and achieve problem-solving skills. The European Union suggests that creativity is a key competence that helps trigger cognitive processes which lead to flexibility and adaptability, which represent essential ingredients for modern needs. It is therefore important to stimulate the mind, from the very early stages of life and then during education. In this regard, the development of environments characterized by integrated activities into teaching constructs can enhance the learning processes. The CLIL methodology, for example, is a construct which brings together different teaching approaches. It is therefore flexible and enables teachers to develop a wide range of learning activities where learners can better achieve specific language skills in order to acquire their knowledge in a discipline through a foreign language. In the following paper, the European ERASMUS IP project “Cross-curricular Creativity” is illustrated with the aim of highlighting the benefit that the integration of creativity and CLIL can bring into the educational...
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