ALLEN DAVENPORT

BIO

Allen Davenport is the Teacher Development Manager for the Southeast Asian Region at Cambridge University Press. Allen holds a BS in cultural anthropology and linguistics and an MS in education with a focus in academic counseling and student development. Allen has been involved in English language teaching for more than a decade in various roles including teacher, academic program coordinator, certified examiner for multiple assessment organisations, and teacher trainer. Allen is a frequent speaker at conferences and has presented workshops and seminars on various topics throughout Asia and the Middle East. Allen’s current interests involve integrating creativity into the classroom and investigating how English language teaching is adapting to suit the needs of the 21st-century learner.

ABSTRACT

Developing Creativity in Our Learners: A Practical Approach
“Come on, use your imagination!” Teachers frequently request this of their students while longing for a new thought or idea to burst forth from the mind of their learner. Indeed, creativity is something many teachers desire for themselves and desire their learners to possess. The issue tends to be, though, that some view creativity as successful based solely on the product or the output with perhaps not enough attention focused on the process of creating. This workshop will look at different aspects of creativity and how we can practically teach and develop it with learners of all ages.