BOTC 2023

29 September | 10:15 – 11:00 | ZOOM

Encouraging Thinking Outside the Box: Developing Creativity in Teenagers

Creativity is considered one of the most important human qualities, well worth developing in teens. However, if you’re expecting teens to immediately embrace your enthusiasm for creativity, be prepared to meet with considerable reluctance. How can you overcome this? Micro-creativity and ‘small steps – fast pace’ activities can unlock teens’ creative potential and steer them towards risk-taking with confidence. Explore creative problem solving, in line with Einstein’s famous dictum that ‘creativity is intelligence having fun’. Discover practical ways of developing your students’ sense of ownership of their creative production, thus fostering their self-esteem.

Dr. Herbert Puchta is a writer of course books and resource books. He has been a plenary speaker at numerous international conferences and has conducted workshops and given seminars in more than 50 countries. He is a past president of IATEFL (the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language). For almost three decades, he has carried out research into the practical application of findings from cognitive psychology and brain research to the teaching of English as a foreign language. Herbert’s latest course books include Think Second Edition (for teenagers), Empower Second Edition (for adults and young adults) as well as Super Minds Second Edition and Super Safari (for primary and pre-primary learners). His latest resource book is Herbert Puchta’s 101 Tips for Teaching Teenagers.