Fostering Creativity in the EFL Classroom

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Sureepong Phothongsunan


At present, there is a growing awareness among teachers and learners of English of the cruciality of creativity. Thus, the purpose of this paper was to draw attention to the more focal role of creativity, one of the 3Cs skills of the 21st century, in addition to collaboration and critical thinking, in the EFL classroom. Creativity should be regarded as an important aspect of teaching and learning EFL. From a teaching perspective, it could depend on the teacher whether creativity finds a place in the classroom. In fact, creativity has multiple interpretations and can be looked at from different points of view. It is undeniable that both creative teachers and creative students would be excellent to have, but one does not imply the other. Creative teachers can surely design creative learning tasks or assignments, yet they do not necessarily and truly promote and develop creativity in their students. This paper is meant to explore how EFL students can be given the opportunity to become more innovative in learning English in the classroom with the support and guidance of the teacher, who bears the idea that creativity increases motivation, empowers learners, and helps create self-esteem.

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Phothongsunan, S. (2023). Fostering Creativity in the EFL Classroom. Journal of Multidisciplinary in Humanities and Social Sciences, 6(3), 1319–1324. Retrieved from
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Sureepong Phothongsunan, School of Arts, Assumption University




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